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May 12, 2008
This week's theme
14-letter words, 14-letter definitions

This week's words
acritochromacy
tintinnabulate
tinctumutation
brobdingnagian
circumbendibus

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tinctumutation

(tingk-tu-myoo-TAY-shuhn) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun: Change of colors.

[From Latin tinctus (a dyeing) + mutation (changing).]

"Neither is tinctumutation the result of the direct influence of light."
The Popular Science Monthly; 1895.

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If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. -Desmond Tutu, clergyman (b. 1931)

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