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Aug 28, 2014
This week's theme
Words that can't be analyzed easily

This week's words
recapitulate
degust
reprove
prorogue
repose

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prorogue

PRONUNCIATION:
(pro-ROHG)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To discontinue a session of something, for example, a parliament.
2. To defer or to postpone.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French proroger (to adjourn), from Latin prorogare (to prolong or defer), from pro- (before) + rogare (to ask). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reg- (to move in a straight line, to lead or rule), which is also the source of regime, direct, rectangle, erect, rectum, alert, source, and surge. Earliest documented use: 1419.

USAGE:
"This sitting will be the last one before Parliament is prorogued."
Lee U-Wen; Cost of Catching Sports on TV a Hot House Topic; The Business Times (Singapore); Apr 12, 2014.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
For many years, I thought a poem was a whisper overheard, not an aria heard. -Rita Dove, poet (b. 1952)

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