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May 6, 2009
This week's theme
Forgotten positives

This week's words
evitable
wieldy
exorable
gainly
corrigible

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with Anu Garg

exorable

PRONUNCIATION:
(EK-suhr-uh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Capable of being persuaded or moved.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin exorare (to prevail upon), from ex- (out) + orare (to pray, beg).

USAGE:
"Without reform, the result is an exorable middle-class tax increase."
Jonathan Rauch; A Bad Tax With Good Timing; National Journal (Washington, DC); Mar 18, 2006.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves. -George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), novelist (1819-1880)

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