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Nov 10, 2016
This week’s theme
Miscellaneous words

This week’s words
celerity
symphysis
opprobrious
politic
comport

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with Anu Garg

politic

PRONUNCIATION:
(POL-i-tik)

MEANING:
adjective: Tactful; shrewd.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French politique (political), from Latin politicus (political), from Greek politikos, from polites (citizen), from polis (city). Earliest documented use: 1427.

USAGE:
“I think it might be politic to keep our views to ourselves.”
William Stafford; Drinkwater’s Daughter; Andrews UK; 2013.

See more usage examples of politic in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As freely as the firmament embraces the world, / or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, / so mercy must encircle both friend and foe. -Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, poet and dramatist (10 Nov 1759-1805)

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