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Dec 21, 2016
This week’s theme
Words that keep glowing even with a burnt-out letter

This week’s words
platitudinarian
orotund
suberous
parable
dubiety

suberous
Each pixel of this image is made up of a cork

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with Anu Garg

suberous

PRONUNCIATION:
(SOO-buhr-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Like cork in appearance or texture.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin suber (cork oak). Earliest documented use: 1670.
Remove the initial letter and you get uberous.

USAGE:
“Most of the year [floss silk trees] are noticed primarily for their unique trunks that are covered with suberous, pea green bark and large, squat, keep-your-distance thorns.”
Joshua Siskin; Learning About Spectacular-Looking Floss Silk Trees; Daily News (Los Angeles, California); Sep 11, 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If there is a God, I don't think He would demand that anyone bow down or stand up to Him. -Rebecca West, author and journalist (21 Dec 1892-1983)

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