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Nov 8, 2012
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
emulous
vegete
nonesuch
pervicacious
cautelous

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with Anu Garg

pervicacious

PRONUNCIATION:
(puhr-vi-KAY-shuhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Very stubborn.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin pervicax (stubborn). Earliest documented use: 1633.

USAGE:
"Your grandmother had spunk, bless her pervicacious soul. ... She had a stubborn streak, you see, very stubborn."
David Curry Kahn; Her Mother's Diary; Wheatmark; 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong. -Richard Dawkins, biologist and author (b. 1941)

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