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May 18, 2000
This week's theme
Words about words

This week's words
haplology
verbicide
lexis
analects
metathesis
anadiplosis
anagoge

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analects

(AN-uh-lekts) also analecta (an-uh-LEK-tuh) plural Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun: Selections from or parts of a literary work or group of works. Often used as a title.

From Greek analekta (selected things), from neuter plural of analektos (gathered together), from analegein (to gather), from ana- + legein (to gather).]

"The Confucian Analects are endlessly reinterpreted: the sage must have turned over in his grave several times over because of the liberties taken in his name."
Chong Seck Chim; Old News and Views Recycled; The New Straits Times; Feb 16, 2000.

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All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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