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Dec 19, 2018
This week’s theme
Words that aren’t what they appear to be

This week’s words
dogmatic
lustrate
tourbillion
antigodlin
aggrate

tourbillion
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tourbillion

PRONUNCIATION:
(toor-BIL-yuhn)

MEANING:
noun: A whirlwind or whirlpool.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French tourbillon (whirlwind), from Latin turbo (spinning top, whirl), from Greek turbe (turmoil, confusion). Earliest documented use: 1477.

USAGE:
“It doesn’t take long for Kane to realize that this case is much larger and dangerous than he thought, as he’s swept into a tourbillion of conspiracy, corruption, bloodshed, and potential revolution.”
John R. Joyce; Permutations in Holiday Gift Selections; Scientific Computing (Rockaway, New Jersey); Dec 18, 2017.

See more usage examples of tourbillion in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
You must protest / It is your diamond duty / Ah but in such an ugly time / The true protest is beauty. -Phil Ochs, folksinger (19 Dec 1940-1976)

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