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pudency (PYOOD-n-see) noun
[From Late Latin pudentia, from pudent-, pudens, from pudere (to make or be ashamed).]
If today's word bears a resemblance to the word for female private parts, it's because there is a link. Both sprout from Latin pudere (to be ashamed). Impudent is another word originating from the same source.
"'The most important thing is the ship, and the ship needed someone at the
helm who knew better about the operational aspects of getting a business
to grow than me,' says Fields with typical pudency."
"The art of life has a pudency, and will not be exposed. Every man is an
impossibility, until he is born; every thing impossible, until we see a
This week's theme: Miscellaneous words
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he created mothers. -Jewish proverb
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