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This week's theme: miscellaneous words.
agrestic (uh-GRES-tik) adjective
1. Rural; rustic.
2. Crude; unpolished.
[From Latin agrestis (of fields), from ager (field, land). Ultimately from the Indo-European root agro- (field) that's also the source of agriculture, acre, peregrine, and pilgrim (a variant of peregrine).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"With a night of bingo, bowling, and prizes for the best country-bumpkin costumes, attendees can get in touch with their country roots. The Tom Foolers will play live bluegrass throughout the night to further set the agrestic mood." Megan Jicha; Bluegrass Bingo Bash; The Boston Globe; Mar 29, 2007.
If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence. -Will Cuppy, journalist (1884-1949)
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