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This week's theme: words derived from Indo-European roots.
puissant (PWIS-uhnt, PYOO-uh-suhnt) adjective
[Via French from Latin posse (to be able), ultimately from the Indo-European root poti- (powerful, lord) that is also the source of power, potent, possess, possible, posse, Italian podesta, and Turkish pasha (via Persian).]
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-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The full-race Evo is about 557 pounds lighter and 30 horsepower more puissant." Dan Neil; A Beast in the 'burbs; Los Angeles Times; Jun 16, 2004.
Victory breeds enmity; the defeated live in pain. The peaceful live happily, avoiding both victory and defeat. -Buddha (c. 563-483 BCE)
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