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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
[From diriment-em, present participle of dirimere (to separate or interrupt), from emere (to take). Ultimately from Indo-European root em- (to take or distribute) that is also the source of words such as example, sample, assume, consume, prompt, ransom, vintage, and redeem.]
"Arguably, sometime Illinois senatorial candidate Jack Ryan is a cad.
One might even contend that he is a dummy. However, neither of these
characteristics have ever been a diriment impediment to service in the
United States Senate."
"Thus are we able to report that the Bishop of London's hamster has
shuffled off the treadmill, that there is a lively correspondence over
whether Worzel Gummidge may lawfully marry Aunt Sally ('surely there
are two diriment impediments to such a union')."
That man is truly good who knows his own dark places. -Beowulf