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Feb 10, 2015
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exordium
recrudescence
opprobrium
comportment
solicitude

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with Anu Garg

recrudescence

PRONUNCIATION:
(ree-kroo-DES-uhns)

MEANING:
noun: A renewed activity after a period of dormancy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin recrudescere (to become raw again), from re- (again) + crudescere (to get worse), from crudus (raw). Earliest documented use: 1665.

USAGE:
“A recrudescence of doubt made Jal hesitate at the building entrance.”
Rohinton Mistry; Family Matters; McClelland and Stewart; 2002.

“A recrudescence of McCarthyism is always possible but seems unlikely.”
Richard Kreitner; Tricky Lessons; The Nation (New York); Aug 18, 2014.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth. -Boris Pasternak, poet and novelist (10 Feb 1890-1960)

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