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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A sense of shame, especially in sexual matters; modesty.
From French pudeur (modesty), from Latin pudere (to make or be ashamed) which also gave us pudibund (prudish) and pudency (modesty). Earliest documented use: 1876.
"Alexandra Styron first started reading her father's novel Sophie's Choice as soon as it came out, in 1979, when she was a preteenager. A few chapters in, encountering a steamy sex scene, she rushed from the room, overcome with adolescent pudeur."
Liesl Schillinger; Literary Lions, by Their Cubs; The New York Times; Aug 10, 2011.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author (1926-2004)