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Aug 21, 2009
This week's theme
Words that exercise all your fingers

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diastrophism
micropsia
supplicatory
adiaphorism
simpatico

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with Anu Garg

simpatico

PRONUNCIATION:
(sim-PAH-ti-ko, -PAT-i-)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Like-minded; compatible.
2. Congenial; likable.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via Italian or Spanish from Latin sympathia (sympathy), from Greek sympatheia, from sym- (together with) + pathos (emotion, suffering).

USAGE:
"Basil and tomatoes are simpatico in so many ways. One major trait they share is that neither should ever be refrigerated unless they have been chopped."
Bill Ward; Warm, Flavorful, Fresh Summer Food; The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson); Jul 29, 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Choose only one master -- Nature. -Rembrandt, painter and etcher (1606-1669)

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