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Nov 13, 2015
This week’s theme
Words having all five vowels

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affectious
camelious
adventious
majestious
quodlibetal

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with Anu Garg

quodlibetal

PRONUNCIATION:
(kwod-LIB-uh-tuhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to a question or topic for debate or discussion.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin quodlibetum, from Latin quod (what) + libet (it pleases), meaning “whatever pleases”. Earlier the term referred to a mock exercise in discussion or debate. Earliest documented use: 1581.

USAGE:
“All these examples are taken from William of Ockham’s quodlibetal questions.”
Alastair Minnis; Fallible Authors; University of Pennsylvania Press; 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received. -Antonio Porchia, poet (13 Nov 1886-1968)

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