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pretermit

PRONUNCIATION:
(pree-tuhr-MIT)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To let pass without mention.
2. To suspend or to leave undone.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin praetermittere (to let pass), from praeter (beyond, past) + mittere (to let go, send).

USAGE:
"In fact, the old lady declined altogether to hear his [Pitt Crawley's] hour's lecture of an evening; and when she came to Queen's Crawley alone, he was obliged to pretermit his usual devotional exercises."
William Makepeace Thackeray; Vanity Fair; 1847.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
To fully understand a grand and beautiful thought requires, perhaps, as much time as to conceive it. -Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)

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