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Jan 10, 2017
This week’s theme
Words that appear rude, but aren’t

This week’s words
cockup
crapulous
pricket
fard
cunctation

crapulous dog
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with Anu Garg

crapulous

PRONUNCIATION:
(KRAP-yuh-luhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Sick from excessive drinking or eating.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin crapula (drunkenness), from Greek kraipale (hangover, drunkenness). Earliest documented use: 1540. Also crapulent.

USAGE:
“He was feeling crapulous after drinking and wasn’t thinking of anything much when he went early to the beach.”
Jim Williams; The Argentinian Virgin; Quartet Books; 2009.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The most certain test by which we can judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities. -Lord Acton (John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton), historian (10 Jan 1834-1902)

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