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May 6, 2016
This week’s theme
Words that appear misspelled

This week’s words
gapeseed
windrow
unwonted
angor
refect

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Forgotten positives
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with Anu Garg

refect

PRONUNCIATION:
(ri-FEKT)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To refresh with food or drink.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin reficere (to renew or restore), from re- (back) + facere (to make). Earliest documented use: 1488.

USAGE:
“[I attempt] recipes that refect thrill-seeking appetites, and which can be served together like a spread-out picnic.”
Rose Prince; Spring Free; Telegraph Magazine (London, UK); Apr 4, 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Thinking is an experimental dealing with small quantities of energy, just as a general moves miniature figures over a map before setting his troops in action. -Sigmund Freud, neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis (6 May 1856-1939)

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