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Jan 28, 2011
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Words with no repeating letters

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benthic
captious
guerdon
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inosculate

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inosculate

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-AWS-kyuh-layt)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To join or unite.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin in- (within) + osculare (to provide with a mouth), from osculum (little mouth), from os (mouth). Also see osculate. Earliest documented use: 1683.

USAGE:
"The frozen images of delicate leaves and inosculating branches. The still street, the black windows of the other houses! What a time to be awake!"
Stephen C Sutcliffe; Atom; Writer's Showcase Press; 2002.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings. -William Hazlitt, essayist (1778-1830)

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