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Aug 27, 2014
This week's theme
Words that can't be analyzed easily

This week's words
recapitulate
degust
reprove
prorogue
repose

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with Anu Garg

reprove

PRONUNCIATION:
(ri-PROOV)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To reprimand or censure.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin reprobare (to disapprove), from re- (opposite) + probare (to approve), from probus (good). Earliest documented use: 1330.

USAGE:
"The coroner then reproved them for their 'un-Englishman-like conduct'."
Sandra Hempel; John St John Long; The Lancet (London, UK); May 3, 2014.

See more usage examples of reprove in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, philosopher (1770-1831)

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