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Dec 13, 2018
This week’s theme
Words for Hangman

This week’s words
gyve
jinx
klutz
ilka
yclept

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with Anu Garg

ilka

PRONUNCIATION:
(IL-kuh)

MEANING:
adjective: Each; every.

ETYMOLOGY:
From ilk (each), from Old English ylc + a (indefinite article). Earliest documented use: 1200.

USAGE:
“Ilka problem has its method.”
James Clerk Maxwell; Rigid Body Sings (poem).

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. To apply a rule to the letter, rigidly, unquestioningly, in cases where it fits and in cases where it does not fit, is pedantry ... To apply a rule with natural ease, with judgment, noticing the cases where it fits, and without ever letting the words of the rule obscure the purpose of the action or the opportunities of the situation, is mastery. -George Polya, mathematician (13 Dec 1887-1985)

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