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Jul 1, 2015
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What’s a letter here or there between friends?

This week’s words
connate
sorb
ramble

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PRONUNCIATION:
(RAM-buhl)

MEANING:
verb intr.: 1. To talk in an aimless manner.
verb intr.: 2. To walk in an aimless manner.
noun: A leisurely, sometimes lengthy walk.

ETYMOLOGY:
Probably from Middle Dutch rammelen (to wander about in heat, used of animals). Earliest documented use: 1443.

USAGE:
“Are you under the impression that I have time to listen to you ramble?”
Rajnar Vajra; The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale; Analog Science Fiction & Fact (New York); Jul/Aug 2014.

“Amateur landlords often ramble up to fix the heating days after a fault is reported.”
Housing the “Rentysomethings”; The Economist (London, UK); Jun 22, 2012.

See more usage examples of ramble in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody's beard. -Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, scientist and philosopher (1 Jul 1742-1799)

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