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argal
sobeit
whencesoever
albeit
forwhy

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argal

PRONUNCIATION:
(AHR-guhl)

MEANING:
conjunction, adverb: Therefore.

ETYMOLOGY:
By alteration of the Latin ergo (therefore). The word argal is usually used to indicate that the reasoning presented is ludicrous.

USAGE:
"Mr. Barbecue-Smith was a short and corpulent man, with a very large head and no neck. In his earlier middle age he had been distressed by this absence of neck, but was comforted by reading in Balzac's 'Louis Lambert' that all the world's great men have been marked by the same peculiarity, and for a simple and obvious reason: Greatness is nothing more nor less than the harmonious functioning of the faculties of the head and heart; the shorter the neck, the more closely these two organs approach one another; argal...It was convincing."
Aldous Huxley; Crome Yellow; 1921.

See more usage examples of argal in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to other animals as well as humans, it is all a sham. -Anna Sewell, writer (1820-1878)

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