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Dec 22, 2016
This week’s theme
Words that keep glowing even with a burnt-out letter

This week’s words
platitudinarian
orotund
suberous
parable
dubiety

The parable of good Samaritan by Vincent van Gogh
The parable of good Samaritan
Art: Vincent van Gogh

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with Anu Garg

parable

PRONUNCIATION:
(PAR-uh-buhl)

MEANING:
noun: A short story that illustrates a moral lesson.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French parable, from Latin parabola (comparison), from Greek parabole (comparison), from paraballein (to compare), from para- (beside) + ballein (to throw). Earliest documented use: 1250.
Remove the initial letter and you get arable.

USAGE:
“You have honored me this day with your story, which in other words, was like a parable.”
Michael Grant; Who Moved My Friggin’ Provolone?; CreateSpace; 2016.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other? -George Eliot (pen name of Mary Ann Evans), novelist (22 Nov 1819-22 Dec 1880)

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