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May 10, 2012
This week's theme
Miscellaneous words

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tenable
casuistry
discrepant
consuetudinary
unavailing

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with Anu Garg

consuetudinary

PRONUNCIATION:
(kon-swi-TOOD-n-er-ee, -TYOOD-)

MEANING:
adjective: Customary.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin consuetude (custom), from consuescere (to accustom), from con- (with) + suescere (to accustom). Earliest documented use: 1590.

USAGE:
"Soon she'll welcome me with a bear hug, her sweet smile, and her consuetudinary greeting: My princess!"
My Teacher, My Queen; The Miami Herald (Florida); May 5, 2000.

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

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