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May 14, 2014
This week's theme
Blend words

This week's words
lazaretto
bumptious
slimsy
stiction
muzzy

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with Anu Garg

slimsy

PRONUNCIATION:
(SLIM-zee)

MEANING:
adjective: Flimsy; frail.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of slim + flimsy. Earliest documented use: 1845.

USAGE:
"When he asked if she needed a rest, stubbornness caused her to refuse -- She didn't want him thinking she was soft and slimsy."
Dawn Shamp; On Account of Conspicuous Women; Thomas Dunne Books; 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I'm sure that someday children in schools will study the history of the men who made war as you study an absurdity. They'll be shocked, just as today we're shocked with cannibalism. -Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister (1898-1978)

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