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with Anu Garg

nugacity

PRONUNCIATION:
(noo-GAS-i-tee, nyoo-)

MEANING:
noun: Triviality; futility.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin nugax (trifling), from nugari (to trifle). Earliest documented use: 1572.

USAGE:
"For many, the Beachcomber column has been an oasis of nugacity in an otherwise worthy landscape."
Beachcomber; The Daily Express (London, UK); Jan 9, 2006.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. -Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988)

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