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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A wicked person.
verb tr.: To disapprove or condemn.
From Latin reprobare (to disapprove), from re- + probare (to test, approve), from probus (good). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (forward), which also gave us paramount, prime, proton, prow, probative, probity, reproof, reprove, German Frau (woman), and Hindi purana (old). Earliest documented use: 1532.
Remember, to reprobate does not mean to probate again.
“Russell Crowe plays Ben Wade, the boss of a gang of degenerate reprobates.”
Films of the Day; The Times (London, UK); Jun 23, 2018.
See more usage examples of reprobate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated. -Margaret Halsey, novelist (13 Feb 1910-1997)