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Nov 7, 2016
This week’s theme
Miscellaneous words

This week’s words
celerity
symphysis
opprobrious
politic
comport

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with Anu Garg

The poet and novelist Margaret Atwood once said, “A word after a word after a word is power.” Well, we give you a word after a word after a word ... week after week after week.

That would be some power. With great power comes great responsibility. Use it wisely.

This week we’ve a set of five assorted words. Use them only for the good.

celerity

PRONUNCIATION:
(suh-LER-i-tee)

MEANING:
noun: Swiftness; speed.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French célérité (promptness), from Latin celer (swift). Earliest documented use: 1483.

USAGE:
“Every time Isaac’s phone went off he snatched it off his lap with unusual celerity.”
Darcy Darbin; Hopeless; Booktango; 2015.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research. -Marie Curie, scientist, Nobel laureate (7 Nov 1867-1934)

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