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Oct 19, 2016
This week’s theme
Words that appear to be coined after someone (but aren’t)

This week’s words
ruminate
bushwa
obambulate
trumpery
hilarity

“Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.” ~Emerson
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obambulate

PRONUNCIATION:
(o-BAM-byuh-layt)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To walk about.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin ob- (to) + ambulare (to walk). Earliest documented use: 1614.

USAGE:
“Mukul was obambulating in circles like a caged animal.”
Sam Mukherjee; Chopped Green Chillies in Vanilla Ice Cream; Rupa Publications; 2011.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Life is mostly froth and bubble, / Two things stand like stone, / Kindness in another's trouble, / Courage in your own. -Adam Lindsay Gordon, poet (19 Oct 1833-1870)

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