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Aug 15, 2014
This week's theme
Verbs derived from body parts

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inveigle
emancipate
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ruminate

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ruminate

PRONUNCIATION:
(ROO-mi-nayt)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.:
1. To think deeply upon.
2. To chew the cud.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin ruminare (to chew the cud), from rumen (throat). Earliest documented use: 1533.

USAGE:
"It's like having little wormholes to slip into and ruminate humanity before being slapped out by the sharp turns of the plot."
Human/Being; Tehelka (New Delhi, India); Jun 18, 2012.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. -Walter Scott, novelist and poet (1771-1832)

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