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Mar 31, 2016
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clarigation
apricity
punalua
constative
entoptic

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constative

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuhn-STAY-tiv, KON-stuh-)

MEANING:
noun: A statement that can be judged as true or false.
adjective: Capable of being true or false.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin constare (to stand firm). Earliest documented use: 1901. This word is often contrasted with performative.

USAGE:
“Declaring an active disinterest in the constative question of whether Mitchy’s arrangement with Petherton is or is not a scandal ...”
David Kurnick; Empty Houses; Princeton University Press; 2012.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. -Leo Buscaglia, author (31 Mar 1924-1998)

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