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A.Word.A.Day--intenerate

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intenerate (in-TEN-uh-rayt) verb tr.

To make tender or to soften.

[From Latin in- + tener (tender).]

"Thus she contrives to intenerate the granite and felspar, takes the boar out and puts the lamb in, and keeps her balance true." Ralph Waldo Emerson, Compensation; 1841.

"Laughter-loving goddess, worldly pleasure's queen, Intenerate that heart that sets so light." Samuel Daniel; To Delia: 10; 1592

This week's theme: miscellaneous words.

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A man's style in any art should be like his dress--it should attract as little attention as possible. -Samuel Butler, writer (1835-1902)

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