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corpulent

PRONUNCIATION:
(KOR-pyuh-luhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Large, bulky, fat.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin corpus (body). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kwrep- (body, form) that is also the source of corps, corpse, corporation, corset, corsage, and leprechaun.

USAGE:
"Mr. Barbecue-Smith was a short and corpulent man, with a very large head and no neck."
Aldous Huxley; Crome Yellow; 1921.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error. -John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist (1806-1873)

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