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Oct 14, 2015
This week’s theme
Words with hooks

This week’s words
ambit
peculate
resumptive
uberous
olio

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resumptive

PRONUNCIATION:
(ri-ZUHMP-tiv)

MEANING:
adjective: Tending to resume, repeat, or summarize.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin resumere (to resume), from re- (again) + sumere (to take). Earliest documented use: 1398.

USAGE:
“‘At the time of the robo-signing controversy last year, we stopped doing all foreclosures and then started reviewing them all in December,’ said Bank of America spokesman Rick Simon. ‘We’re still in that resumptive process and a lot of the slowdown you see now is left over from last year.’”
Patrick May; Foreclosures in Silicon Valley Remain Stubbornly Slow; Oakland Tribune (California); May 18, 2011.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone. -Dwight D. Eisenhower, US general and 34th president (14 Oct 1890-1969)

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