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Sep 27, 2017
This week’s theme
Words to describe people

This week’s words
drama queen
illiterati
dastard
samfie
mammothrept

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with Anu Garg

dastard

PRONUNCIATION:
(DAS-tuhrd)

MEANING:
noun: A malicious, sneaking coward.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1440.

USAGE:
“‘Your father must have been a dastard to have left your inheritance so tightly tied up,’ Taffy muttered.
‘No, he wasn’t,’ Luke admitted honestly. ‘He believed I had so much to learn about managing money that it would take until I was thirty-five to be fit for the responsibility.’”
Elizabeth Mansfield; Miscalculations; Jove Books; 2000.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence. -Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher and writer (27 Sep 1821-1881)

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