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This week's theme: words that turn into other words when beheaded.
strident (STRYD-nt) adjective
Loud, grating, strongly expressed.
[From Latin stridere (creak).]
Today's word in Visual Thesaurus.
Behead it twice: strident/trident/rident.
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Now 34, [Aviv] Geffen remains unrepentant and just as outspoken as in the early days when he began using the stage as a platform for airing his strident political views against Israel's continued occupation of the West Bank and Gaza." Barry Davis; Taking His Bad Boy Image Abroad; The Jerusalem Post (Israel); May 31, 2007.
I'll tell you how the sun rose-- / A ribbon at a time. -Emily Dickinson, poet (1830-1886)
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