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Mar 28, 2012
This week's theme
Verbs

This week's words
subsume
discomfit
begrudge
avulse
machinate

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begrudge

PRONUNCIATION:
(bi-GRUHJ)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To envy or resent someone's good fortune.
2. To be reluctant to give.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English grudgen (to grumble, complain), from Old French grouchier. Earliest documented use: around 1390.

USAGE:
"We do not begrudge Bill Gates or Warren Buffett their billions."
Dani Rodrik; Free-Trade Blinders; BusinessDay (Lagos, Nigeria); Mar 12, 2012.

"We'd always been an exclusive pair, she never begrudging me with her secrets."
Leif Enger; Peace Like A River; Grove/Atlantic; 2001.

See more usage examples of begrudge in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

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