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Aug 23, 2017
This week’s theme
Miscellaneous words

This week’s words
parergon
deterge
trangam
transitive
synoptic

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trangam

PRONUNCIATION:
(TRANG-uhm)

MEANING:
noun: A trinket, puzzle, or odd gadget.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of obscure origin. Earliest documented use: 1658.

USAGE:
“Vinegar-faced rogue that he is, [he] began to inquire what Popish trangam you were wearing.”
Walter Scott; The Abbot; Longman; 1820.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A few cobras in your home will soon clear it of rats and mice. Of course, you will still have the cobras. -Will Cuppy, journalist (23 Aug 1884-1949)

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