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Sep 12, 2012
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
munificent
fastidious
impeccable
imperious
rapacious

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with Anu Garg

impeccable

PRONUNCIATION:
(im-PEK-uh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Faultless or blameless.
2. Incapable of sin or error.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin im- (not) Latin + peccare (to err or sin). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ped- (foot) which also gave us peccavi, peccadillo (alluding to a stumble or fall) pedal, podium, octopus, and impeach. Earliest documented use: 1531.

USAGE:
"An example of its fastidious attention to detail is the impeccable English spelling on its (very clean) menu."
Jason Taitz; Fast and Fastidious; The Jerusalem Post (Israel); Dec 3, 2010.

See more usage examples of impeccable in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it. -Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)

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