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Jun 19, 2015
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with Anu Garg

fructuous

PRONUNCIATION:
(FRUHK-choo-uhs, FROOK-)

MEANING:
adjective: Productive; fruitful; fertile.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin fructus (fruit), from frui (to enjoy). Earliest documented use: 1382.

USAGE:
“Earlier this month Yemen made international headlines, this time not for its fructuous progress toward building democratic state institutions but rather for a more somber reason, the scheduled execution of a man, who, at the time of his crime was a juvenile.”
Death Penalty; Yemen Post (Sana’a); Mar 16, 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. -Blaise Pascal, philosopher and mathematician (19 Jun 1623-1662)

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