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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To expel from a place or position.
[From Middle English, from Anglo-French ouster, from Old French oster, from Latin obstare (to stand in the way), from ob- (in the way) + stare (to stand).]
Even though the resemblance is strong, the words oust and out have no shared history (out comes from Old English ut). Here are two interesting cousins of oust: obstetrics and obstacle.
"The ouster of Ukraine's reform-minded Prime Minister Viktor Yushchenko
will deepen a political crisis in the country ..."
"Treasury Secretary, Paul O'Neill's habit of being out of the country
during times of economic turmoil has led even some Republicans to call
for his ouster."
X-BonusSpeech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both. -John Andrew Holmes, physician and writer