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Dec 22, 2010
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katzenjammer
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divagate
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divagate

PRONUNCIATION:
(DY-vuh-gayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To wander or digress.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin divagatus, past participle of divagari (to wander off), from dis- (away) + vagari (to wander). Earliest documented use: 1599.

USAGE:
"Unfortunately, John Armstrong leaves the 'big point' dangling and undeveloped while he divagates about economic efficiency."
Felipe Fernández-Armesto; In Search of Civilization (book review); The Times (London, UK); Jun 18, 2009.

See more usage examples of divagate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I'm sure that someday children in schools will study the history of the men who made war as you study an absurdity. They'll be shocked, just as today we're shocked with cannibalism. -Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister (1898-1978)

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