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Apr 29, 2016
This week’s theme
Words to describe people

This week’s words
truculent
unctuous
irresolute
veracious
doughty

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doughty

PRONUNCIATION:
(DAU-tee)

MEANING:
adjective: Brave; courageous; determined.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English dohtig (worthy). Earliest documented use: 1030.

USAGE:
“Alex Gordon was also a doughty fighter for the underdog.”
The Herald (Glasgow, UK); Mar 12, 2016.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Science is built with facts as a house is with stones, but a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house. -Jules Henri Poincaré, mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (29 Apr 1854-1912)

To which presidential candidate do you think this word applies the best?

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