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Mar 7, 2008
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Lesser-known counterparts of common words

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prepone
nocebo
dystopia
inhume
prequel

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with Anu Garg

prequel

(PREE-kwuhl) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun: A book, movie, drama, etc. set in a time preceding that of an existing work.

[From Latin pre- (before) + sequel, from Latin sequi (to follow).]

There are other variants: midquel, sidequel, threequel, ad nauseam.

"Author Budge Wilson admits writing Before Green Gables -- a prequel to Anne of Green Gables -- was a daunting task."
Maria Kubacki; How Anne became Anne; Calgary Herald (Canada); Feb 10, 2008.

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To hurry pain is to leave a classroom still in session. To prolong pain is to remain seated in a vacated classroom and miss the next lesson. -Yahia Lababidi, writer (b. 1973)

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