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 for Antarctic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Antarctic \Ant*arc"tic\, a. [OE. antartik, OF. antartique, F.
     antarctique, L. antarcticus, fr. Gr. ?; 'anti` + 'a`rktos
     bear. See Arctic.]
     Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the
     southern pole or to the region near it, and applied
     especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23[deg]
     28[min]. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean,
     region, current, etc.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: at or near the south pole [syn: south-polar,
      n 1: the region around the south pole: Antarctica and
           surrounding waters [syn: Antarctic, Antarctic Zone,
           South Frigid Zone]

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