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Nov 11, 2014
This week's theme
Words that appear to be misspelled

This week's words
tegular
refection
frustraneous
wonted
ambagious

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refection

PRONUNCIATION:
(ri-FEK-shuhn)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Refreshment with food or drink.
2. A light meal.
3. The reingesting of fecal pellets, as practiced by rabbits.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via French from Latin reficere (to renew or restore), from re- (back) + facere (to make). Earliest documented use: 1398.

USAGE:
"Mr March and the Professor retired to the study, Meg and Amy went to look after the little refection of fruit and cake which was to come."
Louisa May Alcott; Jo's Boys; Roberts Brothers; 1886.

See more usage examples of refection in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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