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Jul 8, 2009
This week's theme
Words with three letters in alphabetic sequence

This week's words
defenestrate
limnology
panoply
somnolent
Sturm und Drang

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panoply

PRONUNCIATION:
(PAN-uh-plee)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A wide-ranging array of resources.
2. A full suit of armor.
3. A protective covering.
4. A ceremonial attire or paraphernalia.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek panoplia (a complete suit of armor), from pan (all) + hopla (arms, armor), plural of hoplon (weapon).

USAGE:
"Ask one of those corporate bosses in receipt of a fat bonus why they need an incentive to do their job to the best of their ability when workers ranging from surgeons to school caretakers do not, and they are usually at a loss for a coherent explanation.
The panoply of bonuses and awards has simply become the norm."
Julia Finch; Bonus Scam Admitted At Last; The Guardian (London, UK); Jun 9, 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Solitude has but one disadvantage; it is apt to give one too high an opinion of one's self. In the world we are sure to be often reminded of every known or supposed defect we may have. -Lord Byron, poet (1788-1824)

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