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Apr 5, 2018
This week’s theme
Coined words

This week’s words
droog
blatant
hotsy-totsy
frumious
boondoggle

frumious birds
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frumious

PRONUNCIATION:
(FROO-mi-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Very angry.

ETYMOLOGY:
Coined by Lewis Carroll as a blend of fuming and furious in the poem Jabberwocky in the book Through the Looking-Glass. Earliest documented use: 1871.

USAGE:
“As the weeks passed, the frumious language that his supporters used all sounded more and more like the outcry of people sure that they would be cheated of their due.”
Mark Wahlgren Summers; The Ordeal of the Reunion; UNC Press; 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I would permit no man, no matter what his color might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. -Booker T. Washington, reformer, educator, and author (5 Apr 1856-1915)

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