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Mar 27, 2015
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Unusual synonyms

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expectorate
seism
autochthon
leechdom
festinate

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festinate

PRONUNCIATION:
(verb: FES-tuh-nayt, adjective: -nayt, -nit)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To hurry or hasten.
adjective: Hurried or hasty.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin festinare (to hasten). Earliest documented use: 1616.

USAGE:
“We will not delay discussing the budget, but will not festinate it either.”
Commission to Accelerate; Dominican Today (Santo Domingo); Dec 30, 2005.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
History is a novel whose author is the people. -Alfred de Vigny, poet, playwright, and novelist (27 Mar 1797-1863)

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