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Aug 7, 2007
This week's theme
Red-herring words

This week's words
malefactor
incommode
axenic
hardscrabble
breastsummer

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incommode

(in-kuh-MOD) Pronunciation Sound Clip

verb tr.: To inconvenience.

[From Latin incommodus (inconvenient), ultimately from the Indo-European root med- (to take appropriate measures) that is also the source of medicine, modern, modify, modest, and modulate.]

"CCTV cameras are regrettable exigencies in unstable times. The only innocent people they incommode are the poor devils who have to sift through the footage."
Howard Jacobson; Thanks to New Labour, We Can Say Goodbye to Our Civil Liberties -- and Polish Potatoes; The Independent (London, UK); Jun 16, 2007.

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

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