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This week's theme: less-known synonyms of everyday words.
debark (di-BARK) verb tr., intr.
[From French debarquer, de- from + barque ship.]
debark (dee-BARK) verb tr.
To remove the bark from a log or a dog.
[De- + bark.]
-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"Another stop is scheduled for pad 34, site of the Apollo 1 tragedy that claimed the lives of astronauts Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. Thomas asks tourists to remove their caps when they debark." Billy Cox; Tour Space History 'Then and Now'; Florida Today (Melbourne, Florida); May 28, 2000.
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. -Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992)