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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Constant; persistent; industrious.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin assiduus, from assidere (to attend to, to sit down to), from ad- (toward) + sedere (to sit). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sed- (to sit) that is also the source of sit, chair, saddle, assess, sediment, soot, cathedral, and tetrahedron.
USAGE:"The reason for his presence there [a Donald Duck statue in a temple garden] remains a mystery despite the author's most assiduous inquiries."
Jeff Kingston; Chiang Mai: Thailand's Beguiling Rose of the North; The Japan Times (Tokyo); Jun 28, 2009.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Every sin is an attempt to fly from emptiness. -Simone Weil, philosopher, mystic, activist (1909-1943)