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A.Word.A.Day--perpend

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perpend (pur-PEND) verb tr. and intr.

To reflect upon; to consider; to ponder.

[From Latin perpendere (to weigh thoroughly), from per- (thoroughly) + pendere (to weigh), ultimately from Indo-European root (s)pen- (to draw, to spin) that is also the source of pendulum, spider, pound, pansy, pendant, ponder, appendix, penthouse, depend, and spontaneous.]

"Gentle Reader, perpend (but finish your breakfast first)."
Rehman Rashid; Bless the Beasts And Children, For They Speak Not; New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Dec 12, 2002.

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