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Jan 12, 2017
This week’s theme
Words that appear rude, but aren’t

This week’s words
cockup
crapulous
pricket
fard
cunctation

fard
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fard

PRONUNCIATION:
(fahrd)

MEANING:
noun:Makeup
verb tr.:1. To apply makeup.
 2. To embellish or gloss over.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French fard (makeup), from farden (to apply makeup), of Germanic origin. Earliest documented use: 1450.

USAGE:
“This morning, during breakfast, the tourist’s overnight companion -- a young Arab woman with kohl-farded eyes -- taught him the four recognized stages in the ripening of a date.”
Len Gasparini; A Demon in My View; Guernica; 2003.

“Tell why it is not safe to be farding in a car while you drive.”
Charles A. Collat; A History of Mayer and Our Vision to be First Choice; Seacoast Pub.; 2005.

Also see, the comic Frazz by Jef Mallett.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. -Hermann Göring, Nazi military leader (12 Jan 1893-1946)

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