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May 5, 2011
This week's theme
Biblical characters who became words

This week's words
jonah
jezebel
jehu
judas
jorum

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with Anu Garg

Judas

PRONUNCIATION:
(JOO-duhs)

MEANING:
noun:
1. One who betrays.
2. A peephole.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Judas Iscariot, a disciple of Jesus, who later betrayed him. Earliest documented use: 1490.

USAGE:
"Bob Dylan was heckled and booed by audience members who felt he had sold out to the pop world, that he was a Judas who had turned his back on the serious acoustic roots of folk music."
Heath McCoy; Turning Tables on Folk; Calgary Herald (Canada); Jul 24, 2010.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation. -Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, scientist and philosopher (1742-1799)

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