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Dec 29, 2021
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agathism
yesternight
quaestuary
habitus
eschatology

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with Anu Garg

quaestuary or questuary

PRONUNCIATION:
(KWES/KWIS-chuh-ree)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Relating to financial matters.
2. Done only for monetary gain.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin quaestus (gain), from quaerere (to seek, gain, or inquire). Earliest documented use: 1581.

NOTES:
In Ancient Rome, a quaestor was an official dealing with financial matters. Later it was the term for a prosecutor. In the Roman Catholic Church, a quaestor was the official removing sins in exchange for money (aka granting indulgences). In modern times, in the European Parliament, quaestors are officials elected to oversee financial matters.

USAGE:
“The quaestuary 12 football clubs creating the European Super League have forgotten in their avariciousness the vital element of successful sporting competition: tradition.”
Mark Boyle; The European Super League Clubs Cannot Buy Tradition, Their Lifeblood; The Daily Telegraph (London, UK); Apr 20, 2021.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. -John Vance Cheney, poet (29 Dec 1848-1922)

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