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Progenitor

Refers to an ancestor, a forefather, founder

Feb 11, 2013 12:58 IST
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Progenitor: Noun
Pronunciation: proh-jen-i-ter
Difficulty Level: High
Meaning: Refers to an ancestor, a forefather, founder

Usage/Example

1. He is one of the strong contenders to the title of the progenitor of impressionism
2. It is believed that the Mughals are the progenitors of North Indian architecture

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