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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Could you feature more practical words? That's a question we are asked from time to time. While some readers enjoy unusual words, others are looking for words that they consider more usable.
Business or pleasure, that's what it comes down to, it seems. Why not mix business with pleasure, I say. Put some of those unusual words to use in your memos, theses, and papers. They just might enliven the prose.
With that said, this week we have tried to pick words one would consider more practical.
deleterious (del-i-TEER-ee-uhs) adjective
[From Greek deleterios (destructive), from deleisthai (to harm).]
"Petroleum and its products will continue to fetch escalating prices
with new and deleterious effects on the world's economies and politics."
Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. -Laura Ingalls Wilder, author (1867-1957)