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This week's theme: terms from French.
frisson (free-SON) noun
A sudden, brief moment of excitement or fear; thrill, shudder.
[From French frisson (shiver), from Old French friçon, from Late Latin friction-, from Latin frictio (friction), from Latin frigere (to be cold).]
-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"I get to find small but interesting differences related to communication
in Japan and the United States that still give me a pleasurable frisson
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. -Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US President (1882-1945)
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