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Jul 23, 2013
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sook
zymic
meed
pica

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sook

PRONUNCIATION:
(rhymes with book)

MEANING:
noun: A timid or coward person; a crybaby.

ETYMOLOGY:
Probably from English dialect suck. Earliest documented use: 1933.

USAGE:
"I usually put on a brave face. I didn't want anyone to think I was a sook."
Rosemary Howden; Episodes from a Fractured Childhood; Ginninderra Press; 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)

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