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This week's theme: adjectives.
aliterate (ay-LIT-uhr-it) noun, adjective
One who is capable of reading but not interested in it.
[From Latin a- (not or without) + litteratus (learned), from littera (letter).]
Aliterates stand somewhere between literates and illiterates. They can read but don't want to. Whether they can alliterate, we're not sure.
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The avowed aliterate has relinquished an activity that is uniquely human.
(Apes can watch TV)."
Endless money forms the sinews of war. -Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BCE)
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