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Apr 4, 2013
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Words to describe people

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magnanimous
percipient
sagacious
temerarious
malapert

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with Anu Garg

temerarious

PRONUNCIATION:
(tem-uh-RAR-ee-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Presumptuously or recklessly daring or bold.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin temere (rashly). Earliest documented use: 1532.

USAGE:
"So, on a pleasant weekend in March, one crew member and three fellow hardy fools -- a truly temerarious team -- set off across the ice."
Rare Look Inside Caves; St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota); Apr 27, 2008.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best -- and therefore never scrutinize or question. -Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, biologist, author (1941-2002)

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