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Mar 7, 2018
This week’s theme
Five words that use all letters of the alphabet

This week’s words
expergefaction
vaquero
azymous
whipjack
vendible

matzo/matza
Matzo/matza (unleavened bread)
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with Anu Garg

azymous

PRONUNCIATION:
(A-zi-muhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Unleavened; unfermented.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin azymus (unleavened, uncorrupted), Greek azumos (unleavened). Earliest documented use: 1728.

USAGE:
“An oval plate stood there, with three fine white azymous loaves, placed on a piece of linen.”
Anne Catherine Emmerich; The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ; 1833.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed. -Luther Burbank, horticulturist (7 Mar 1849-1926)

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