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May 31, 2016
This week’s theme
Miscellaneous words

This week’s words
nitty-gritty
blag
fetid
prowess
condign

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blag

PRONUNCIATION:
(blag)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To obtain something by guile; to cheat, rob, snatch, steal, scam, or beg.
noun: A robbery, con, or theft.

ETYMOLOGY:
Origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1934.

USAGE:
“This ability to blag people into believing he [Trump] was a commercial genius was most vividly illustrated in a helicopter ride we took over New York.”
Selina Scott; The Comb-Over Creep Who Hates Women; Daily Mail (London, UK); Jan 31, 2016.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. -Walt Whitman, poet (31 May 1819-1892)

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