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Oct 23, 2008This week's theme
Words that appear to have been coined after the 2008 US presidential candidates
This week's words
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:verb tr., intr.: To make or become meek or submissive.
ETYMOLOGY:From meek, from Old Norse mjúkr (soft, meek).
USAGE:"Whenever Helen sleeps, her fevered rest meekens her; hence, she re-emerges enfeebled -- her strength, expended; her reserves, depleted."
Christian Bök; Eunoia; Coach House Book; 2001.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Conscience is a dog that does not stop us from passing but that we cannot prevent from barking. -Nicolas de Chamfort, writer (1741-1794)
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