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Nov 13, 2014
This week's theme
Words that appear to be misspelled

This week's words
tegular
refection
frustraneous
wonted
ambagious

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wonted

PRONUNCIATION:
(WON-tid)

MEANING:
adjective: Usual; accustomed.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English woned, wont (accustomed), past participle of wonen (to be used to, to dwell). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wen- (to desire or to strive for), which is also the source of wish, win, Venus, overweening, venerate, venison, and banyan, venial, and ween. Earliest documented use: 1408.

USAGE:
"With wonted grace, Carey concedes that mass hunger is a seemly matter for clerical concern."
Matthew Norman; By George, Dr Carey's Right!; The Independent (London, UK); Feb 26, 2014.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (1850-1894)

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