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Jun 7, 2007
This week's theme
Words that turn into other words when beheaded

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strident

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strident (STRYD-nt) adjective

Loud, grating, strongly expressed.

[From Latin stridere (creak).]

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

Behead it twice: strident/trident/rident.

"Now 34, Aviv Geffen remains unrepentant and just as outspoken as in the early days when he began using the stage as a platform for airing his strident political views against Israel's continued occupation of the West Bank and Gaza."
Barry Davis; Taking His Bad Boy Image Abroad; The Jerusalem Post (Israel); May 31, 2007.

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I'll tell you how the sun rose-- / A ribbon at a time. -Emily Dickinson, poet (1830-1886)

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