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This week's theme: Words that appear to be misspellings
adjective: Various; several.
[From Latin diversus, from divertere (to turn aside), from di- (away, apart) + vertere (to turn). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wer- (to turn or bend) that is also the source of words such as wring, weird, writhe, worth, revert, and universe.]
Note: This word can sneak through spellcheckers in another garb: as a plural noun.
"Did he alone represent France in this mysterious association,
evidently composed of individuals of divers nationalities?"
Humor may be defined as the kindly contemplation of the incongruities of life, and the artistic expression thereof. -Stephen Leacock, economist and humorist (1869-1944)