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Nov 11, 2016
This week’s theme
Miscellaneous words

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celerity
symphysis
opprobrious
politic
comport

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with Anu Garg

comport

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuhm-PORT)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To conduct (oneself).
verb intr.: To agree with.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French comportement (behavior), from comporter (to bear), from Latin comportare (to transport), from com- (with) + portare (to carry). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (to lead, pass over), which also gave us support, petroleum, sport, passport, colporteur, rapporteur, deportment, Swedish fartlek, Norwegian fjord, and Sanskrit parvat (mountain). Earliest documented use: 1565.

USAGE:
“It is always possible to comport oneself with dignity. If one has a quarrel it ought to elevate rather than to degrade one.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Translated by C.J. Hogarth); The Gambler; 1867.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. -Vietnamese proverb

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