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May 3, 2017
This week’s theme
Ugly words

This week’s words
plethora
comestible
myriad
nugatory
fructify

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myriad

PRONUNCIATION:
(MIR-ee-ehd)

MEANING:
noun: A large number.
adjective: Large in number, variations, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek myriás (ten thousand, countless). Earliest documented use: 1555.

USAGE:
“Travelers will be hard pressed to find an area that doesn’t offer something in the way of a small meal; breads, pastries, pizzas, sandwiches, bagels, meats, cheeses, juices, ice creams, and vegetarian goodies are among the myriad comestible options available.”
Martin Dunford; The Rough Guide to New York City; Rough Guides; 2009.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. -Niccolo Machiavelli, political philosopher and author (3 May 1469-1527)

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