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Jan 6, 2014
This week's theme
Miscellaneous words

This week's words
repletion
ponderous
quondam
inimical
ignominy

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Order is good. Mostly. It makes sure that the earth will go around the sun in the same way as it has in the past, and bring summer to ripen the mangoes. Patterns are good too -- most of the time. They help us find our shoes easily among an array of other pairs.

But if we stick too much to the same order and pattern, we lose. We lose the opportunity to discover new lands, new paths, new flowers, new ways, and new words!

Sometimes the break in order is by choice and at times it's forced, as when you lose a job. Often it's a blessing in disguise. It's an opportunity to explore and discover what remained hidden on the old path.

This week's words have no order, pattern, or theme. But they're all interesting.

repletion

PRONUNCIATION:
(ri-PLEE-shuhn)

MEANING:
noun: The condition of being completely filled or satisfied.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via French, from Latin replere, from re- (back, again) + plere (to fill). Earliest documented use: 1398.

USAGE:
"Her body tingled with repletion and yet she was somehow unsatisfied."
Susan Swann; The Ritual of Pearls; Little, Brown; 1995.

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

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