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A.Word.A.Day--iniquityPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
iniquity (i-NIK-wi-tee) noun
1. Gross immorality or injustice; wickedness.
2. A grossly immoral act; a sin.
[Middle English iniquite, from Old French, from Latin iniquitas, from iniquus, unjust, harmful : in-, not + aequus, equal.]
"One golden rule is to accept the interpretation honestly put on the pledge by the party administering it. Another is to accept the interpretation of the weaker party, where there are two interpretations possible. Rejection of these two rules gives rise to strife and iniquity, which are rooted in untruthfulness." M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth, 1927.
This week's theme: words from Gandhi's autobiography.
The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces. -Maureen Murphy