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Jun 8, 2007
This week's theme
Words that turn into other words when beheaded

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premorse
testate
previse
strident
educe

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with Anu Garg

educe

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educe (i-DOOS, i-DYOOS) verb tr.

1. To draw out; to elicit, as something latent.
2. To deduce.

[From Latin educere (to draw out), from ex- (out of) + ducere (to lead). Ultimately from the Indo-European root deuk- (to lead) that led to other words such as duke, conduct, educate, duct, wanton, and tug.]

See more usage examples of educe in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

Duce (DOO-chay) is a loanword from Italian meaning a leader or dictator. Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini was known as Il Duce.

"For a growing number who don't mind putting serious money into home audio, that means reintroducing vacuum tubes into audio components, one of the latest methods designers are using in the never-ending attempt to educe perfect sound, whether from vinyl or silicon."
Chris Rubin; Sound Effects; Los Angeles Times; Apr 9, 1996.

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An open mind is a prerequisite to an open heart. -Robert M. Sapolsky, neuroscientist and author (b. 1957)

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