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Jul 9, 2015
This week’s theme
Words that aren’t what they appear to be

This week’s words
accidence
livelong
bespoke
limpid
tribology

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limpid

PRONUNCIATION:
(LIM-pid)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Clear; transparent.
2. Easily comprehensible; clear.
3. Calm; serene.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin limpidus (clear). Earliest documented use: 1609.

USAGE:
“Simon Thacker could build sounds into dense textures that were at once complex and yet limpid.”
World Famous Guitarist opens Music in Quiet Places Concert Series; Stamford Mercury (UK); Jun 17, 2015.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We now know that memories are not fixed or frozen, like Proust's jars of preserves in a larder, but are transformed, disassembled, reassembled, and recategorized with every act of recollection. -Oliver Sacks, neurologist and writer (b. 9 Jul 1933)

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