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Sep 1, 2015
This week’s theme
Verbs

This week’s words
fribble
belie
descry
cosset
beleaguer

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belie

PRONUNCIATION:
(bi-LY)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To give a false impression: misrepresent.
2. To show to be false: contradict

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English beleogan (to deceive by lying). Earliest documented use: before 1000.

USAGE:
“Its grand name [The Great Parchment Book of The Honourable The Irish Society] belies a sorry state.”
Nicola Davis; Not Fade Away; The Observer (London, UK); Jul 5, 2015.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It seems like the less a statesman amounts to, the more he adores the flag. -Kin Hubbard, humorist (1 Sep 1868-1930)

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