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May 1, 2015
This week’s theme
Duoliteral words

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os
aa
nu
ye
id

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id

PRONUNCIATION:
(id)

MEANING:
noun: The unconscious, instinctive part of the psyche in Freudian theory.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin id (it), translation of German es (it). Ultimately from the Indo-European root i- (a stem relating to pronouns), which also gave us ilk, item, yet, yonder, iterate, and identity. Earliest documented use: 1924.

USAGE:
“’No one would ever argue that we’re all angels...,’ says Mr. Rollins. ‘It’s difficult to justify to someone raised on the more traditional North American fan experience. It’s loud, it’s crude, but that’s the point. Six days a week I’m a normal guy, but for games your inner id comes out.’”
Michael Grange; Toronto the Rowdy; The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Apr 11, 2009.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station. -Joseph Addison, essayist and poet (1 May 1672-1719)

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