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Aug 1, 2013
This week's theme
Words seen in their plural forms

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auspices
paparazzi
cognoscenti
mores
antipodes

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mores

PRONUNCIATION:
(MOHR-ayz)

MEANING:
noun: Customs and conventions of a social group.

ETYMOLOGY:
Plural of Latin mos (custom). Earliest documented use: 1898.

USAGE:
"The Diamond Jubilee has prompted a slew of new royal biographies, making familiar points about how the monarchy has shrewdly adapted to modern mores."
The Death of Meritocracy; The Economist (London, UK); Feb 11, 2012.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind. -Voltaire, philosopher (1694-1778)

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