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Nov 10, 2014
This week's theme
Words that appear to be misspelled

This week's words
tegular
refection
frustraneous
wonted
ambagious

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

No, I didn't type the words for this week on a tiny cellphone keyboard. I didn't use a voice-to-text program either. Even though they appear badly misspelled, all of the words featured this week are spelled just fine.

So no need to adjust your glasses. Just keep an eye on your spellchecker -- don't let its blood pressure rise too much as it sees the words this week.

tegular

PRONUNCIATION:
(TEG-yuh-luhr)

MEANING:
adjective: Relating to, resembling, or arranged like tiles.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin tegula (tile), from tegere (to cover). Ultimately from the Indo-European root (s)teg- (to cover), which is also the source of thatch, deck, detect, stegosaur, tog, and protege. Earliest documented use: 1828.

USAGE:
"The town council has contributed £70,000 to the scheme to pay for tegular paving to match other areas of the town centre."
Jon Bennett; Traders Angry Over Road Resurfacing Work; Kent and Sussex Courier (UK); Mar 14, 2008.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best. -Henry van Dyke, poet (1852-1933)

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