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Apr 3, 2014
This week's theme
Words from royalty

This week's words
interregnum
basilic
kingdom come
royal road
kingmaker

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royal road

PRONUNCIATION:
(ROI-uhl road)

MEANING:
noun: An easy way to achieve something.

ETYMOLOGY:
According to the philosopher Proclus, when King Ptolemy asked for an easy way to learn, Euclid replied that there is no royal road to geometry. Royal Road was a highway in ancient Persia. Earliest documented use: 1793.

USAGE:
"Although no royal road for malaria control exists, research can provide solutions."
Andrew Lover & Richard Coker; The Challenges of Malaria Elimination; The Lancet (London, UK); Nov 23, 2013.

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

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