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Jul 3, 2015
This week’s theme
What’s a letter here or there between friends?

This week’s words
connate
sorb
ramble
fardel
maunder

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maunder

PRONUNCIATION:
(MON-duhr)

MEANING:
verb intr.:
1. To talk aimlessly.
2. To walk aimlessly.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1622.

USAGE:
“Literary prizes in recent generations seem to go to maundering monuments to intentional obscurity, such as James Joyce’s Ulysses or Lawrence Durrell’s tour de force of labyrinthine inscrutability, the seemingly endless Alexandrine Quartets.”
Thomas P. Lowry; Owen Parry is Master of the Short Story; The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia); Nov 27, 2004.

“Last year Goran Ivanisevic maundered around the world, winning only 14 matches.”
Stephen Bierley; Genial Ivanisevic Takes a Walk on the Wild Side; The Guardian (London, UK); Jul 9, 2001.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A book must be an axe for the frozen sea inside of us. -Franz Kafka, novelist (3 Jul 1883-1924)

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