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Oct 23, 2008
This week's theme
Words that appear to have been coined after the 2008 US presidential candidates.

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obambulate
bidentate
palinode
meeken
barrack

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meeken

PRONUNCIATION:
(MEEK-en)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To make or become meek or submissive.

ETYMOLOGY:
From meek, from Old Norse mjúkr (soft, meek).

USAGE:
"Whenever Helen sleeps, her fevered rest meekens her; hence, she re-emerges enfeebled -- her strength, expended; her reserves, depleted."
Christian Bök; Eunoia; Coach House Book; 2001.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Conscience is a dog that does not stop us from passing but that we cannot prevent from barking. -Nicolas de Chamfort, writer (1741-1794)

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