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Jul 15, 2020
This week’s theme
Misc. words

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scansorial
stridor
disquisition
sanguinary

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disquisition

PRONUNCIATION:
(dis-kwuh-ZISH-uhn)

MEANING:
noun: A formal discussion on a subject: discourse or dissertation.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin disquirere (to investigate), from dis- (intensive prefix) + quaerere (to seek or ask). Earliest documented use: 1605.

USAGE:
“Boris Johnson’s disquisition to the United Nations described potential futures in which ‘your fridge will beep for more cheese’, ‘pink-eyed terminators’ are sent back in time to ‘cull the human race’, and synthetic biologists create ‘terrifying limbless chickens’.”
Weekly Review; Harper’s Magazine; Oct 1, 2019.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Choose only one master -- Nature. -Rembrandt, painter and etcher (15 Jul 1606-1669)

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