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Jul 7, 2016
This week’s theme
Words with initial silent letters

This week’s words
knavery
wroth
knar
wrick
gnomic

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wrick

PRONUNCIATION:
(rik)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To sprain or wrench.
noun: Sprain.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle Low German wricken (to sprain). Earliest documented use: 1305.

USAGE:
“Fraulein Hunyády had wricked her ankle that afternoon when coming down stairs.”
Dennis Wheatley; The Duke de Richleau Series; Bloomsbury; 2014.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Men rarely (if ever) managed to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child. -Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (7 Jul 1907-1988)

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