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Aug 3, 2012
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Words that have the plural spelled the same but pronounced differently

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corps
faux pas
rendezvous
pince-nez
precis

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with Anu Garg

precis

PRONUNCIATION:
(pray-SEE, PRAY-see)
plural precis (pray-SEEZ, PRAY-seez)

MEANING:
noun: A concise summary.
verb tr.: To make a concise summary.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French précis (precise), from Latin praecisus (curtailed), past participle of praecidere (to shorten). Earliest documented use: 1760.

USAGE:
"We'd end [the review] with a pithy precis of our thoughts on the novel."
Alex Preston; Gold by Chris Cleave; The Observer (London, UK); Jun 2, 2012.

See more usage examples of precis in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The man who dies rich dies disgraced. -Andrew Carnegie, industrialist (1835-1919)

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