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Dec 21, 2012
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wakerife
quadrennium
subjugate
xerophyte
conversazione

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with Anu Garg

conversazione

PRONUNCIATION:
(kon-vuhr-saht-see-O-nee, kahn-, -nay)

MEANING:
noun: A formal gathering for conversation, especially on arts, literature, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Italian conversazione (conversation), from Latin conversari (to associate with). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wer- (to turn or bend), also the source of wring, weird, writhe, worth, revert, universe, verso, versicolor, and animadvert. Earliest documented use: 1740.

USAGE:
"We must invite them to our conversazione."
Amanda Grange; Mr. Darcy, Vampyre; Sourcebooks; 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. -Robert Fulghum, author (b. 1937)

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