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May 26, 2011
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
tyro
reactionary
concupiscent
callow
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callow

PRONUNCIATION:
(KAL-oh)

MEANING:
adjective: Inexperienced or immature.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English calu (bald, featherless). Earliest documented use: before 1000.

USAGE:
"Belva Davis was a young and callow rookie from a tiny black radio station in Oakland."
Jerry Roberts; California Pioneer; The Santa Barbara Independent (California); Apr 21, 2011.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Mausoleum, noun. The final and funniest folly of the rich. -Ambrose Bierce, author and editor (1842-1914)

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