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May 5, 2017
This week’s theme
Ugly words

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plethora
comestible
myriad
nugatory
fructify

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with Anu Garg

fructify

PRONUNCIATION:
(FRUHK-tuh-fy, FROOK-)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To make or become fruitful.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin fructificare (to bear fruit), from fructus (fruit). Earliest documented use: 1325.

USAGE:
“Rampant paranoia may be ... ultimately cathartic or fructifying, rendering conspiracy nugatory.”
James Morrison; Passport to Hollywood; SUNY Press; 1998.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. -Christopher Morley, writer (5 May 1890-1957)

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