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May 15, 2014
This week's theme
Blend words

This week's words
lazaretto
bumptious
slimsy
stiction
muzzy

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stiction

PRONUNCIATION:
(STIK-shuhn)

MEANING:
noun: The frictional force that must be overcome to set one object in motion when it is in contact with another.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of static + friction. Earliest documented use: 1946.

USAGE:
"Thom watched the nurse's backside as she left the room, low gravity and the stiction in her shoes made her suggestive."
R.E. Wilder; Captain Thom and Orions Thunder; Dog Ear Publishing; 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When you re-read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in yourself than there was before. -Clifton Fadiman, editor and critic (1904-1999)

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