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Oct 16, 2015
This week’s theme
Words with hooks

This week’s words
ambit
peculate
resumptive
uberous
olio

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Words derived from Dutch
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with Anu Garg

olio

PRONUNCIATION:
(OH-lee-oh)

MEANING:
noun: A miscellaneous collection of things, for example, a variety show.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Spanish olla (pot, stew), from Latin olla (pot). Earliest documented use: 1642. Also see olla podrida.

USAGE:
“I will launch into an olio of malapropisms, bad abbreviations, similar words that tend to be used interchangeably.”
All right, Already! Today You Get Plenty of Options; Daily Herald (Illinois); Sep 13, 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Who, being loved, is poor? -Oscar Wilde, writer (16 Oct 1854-1900)

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