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Jan 17, 2020
This week’s theme
Adverbs

This week’s words
eftsoons
faute de mieux
amain
certes
alfresco

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alfresco

PRONUNCIATION:
(al-FRES-ko)

MEANING:
adverb, adjective: Outdoors; in the open air.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Italian alfresco (in the fresh). Earliest documented use: 1717.

USAGE:
“Abrupt reforms in the late 1980s sent many young men on to the streets. And the alternatives to living alfresco are better than in New York.”
Where Have All the Homeless Gone?; The Economist (London, UK); Aug 14, 2004.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it. -Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (17 Jan 1706-1790)

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