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This week's theme: lesser-known counterparts of common words.
prequel (PREE-kwuhl) noun
A book, movie, drama, etc. set in a time preceding that of an existing work.
[From Latin pre- (before) + sequel, from Latin sequi (to follow).]
There are other variants: midquel, sidequel, threequel, ad nauseam.
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Author Budge Wilson admits writing Before Green Gables -- a prequel to
Anne of Green Gables -- was a daunting task."
To hurry pain is to leave a classroom still in session. To prolong pain is to remain seated in a vacated classroom and miss the next lesson. -Yahia Lababidi, writer (b. 1973)
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