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Jul 15, 2016
This week’s theme
Miscellaneous words

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probative
jobbery
ostensible
fane
arable

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with Anu Garg

arable

PRONUNCIATION:
(AR-uh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Suitable for farming.
noun: Land that’s suitable for farming.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin arare (to plow). Earliest documented use: 1400.

USAGE:
“A diet based on plants uses a sixth the arable land as a diet based on meat, poultry, and dairy.”
David Macfarlane; Are Vegans Right?; The United Church Observer (Toronto, Canada); May 2016.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Choose only one master -- Nature. -Rembrandt, painter and etcher (15 Jul 1606-1669)

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