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Jan 17, 2011
This week's theme
Verbs

This week's words
intromit
remonstrate
execrate
betide
expostulate

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

"God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper," designer and architect R. Buckminster Fuller once said. And it makes sense. As long as we do our work honestly and not hurt others, what does it matter if we believe in some invisible superman in the sky, who happens to have such a fragile ego so as to condemn people for not believing in him, no matter how good they might be?

Do the best job I can, not hurt our fellow beings on this planet, that's my religion. Here's to verbs!

intromit

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-truh-MIT)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To enter, send, or admit.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin intromittere, from intro- (inwardly) + mittere (to send). Earliest documented use: 1600.

USAGE:
"I never tire of intromitting a hardboiled egg into a milk bottle, shell and all."
Raymond Sokolov; Playing With Our Food; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Nov 3, 2007.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit. -Robert Brault, writer (b. 1938)

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