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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Sullen; severe; gloomy; stubborn.
Probably from Latin durus (hard). Earliest documented use: 1425.
“Though Herman Van Rompuy is characterised as ascetic, even dour, by nature, allies point to his penchant for crafting haiku, the seventeen-syllable Japanese poems, as evidence of a lighter side.”
Stanley Pignal; Lesser Light Respected as Skilled Mediator; Financial Times (London, UK); Nov 7, 2009.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man. -Madame de Stael, writer (22 Apr 1766-1817)