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May 31, 2017
This week’s theme
Portmanteaux (blend words)

This week’s words
glocalize
solunar
judder
dripple
masstige

Tanknology
Tanknology (tank + technology)
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judder

PRONUNCIATION:
(JUHD-uhr)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To shake or vibrate violently.
noun: An intense shaking or vibration.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of jolt/jar/jerk and shudder. Earliest documented use: 1926.

USAGE:
“Its only drawback is a firm suspension that accentuates uneven surfaces and sends a sharp judder up your back if you take speed bumps at anything more than a crawl.”
Adding Extra Spice to the City Car Scene; Express & Echo (Exeter, UK); May 11, 2017.

See more usage examples of judder in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on -- have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear -- what remains? Nature remains. -Walt Whitman, poet (31 May 1819-1892)

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