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Jul 5, 2016
This week’s theme
Words with initial silent letters

This week’s words
knavery
wroth
knar
wrick
gnomic

wroth birds
Wroth birds

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with Anu Garg

wroth

PRONUNCIATION:
(roth)

MEANING:
adjective: Extremely angry.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English wrath. Ultimately from Indo-European root wer- (to turn or bend), which is also the progenitor of words such as wring, weird, writhe, worth, revert, and universe. Earliest documented use: 893.

USAGE:
“The fat man was so wroth that he took a vow to live on bread and wine till he had his vengeance.”
George R. R. Martin; A Dance with Dragons; Bantam; 2011.

See more usage examples of wroth in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning. -Bill Watterson, comic strip artist (b. 5 Jul 1958) [Calvin & Hobbes]

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