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May 29, 2012
This week's theme
Insults

This week's words
flagitious
thewless
flaneur
prima donna
cunctator

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thewless

PRONUNCIATION:
(THYOO-lis)

MEANING:
adjective
1. Cowardly.
2. Lacking energy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From thew (muscle, strength), from Old English theaw (custom, usage). Earliest documented use: before 1327.

USAGE:
"The devil, the heathen, the apostate will be awe-struck, thewless before our superior metal."
Irv C. Rogers; Motoo Eetee: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World; McBooks Press; 2002.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia, author (1924-1998)

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