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inculcate

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-KUHL-kayt, IN-kuhl-)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To instill something into the mind of a person by repetition.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin inculcare (to tread on), from in- (in) + calcare (to tread), from calx (heel). Earliest documented use: 1559.


USAGE:
"The Hong Leong Foundation also hopes to inculcate an appreciation of the arts within the group and its employees."
Long Service Awards; The Business Times (Singapore); Jul 17, 2014.

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy. -John Galsworthy, author, Nobelist (1867-1933)
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KINCULCATE - to teach a hardheaded kid that the beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
Did you hear me? I said that the beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy. Don't make me get a stick...I said: The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.


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INCULCASTE - to teach a system of rigid class structure; related to HIGHERARCHY

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INCULTATE - to inject a dogmatic cult mindset into a cultural structure that allows free thought.

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ruminate

PRONUNCIATION: (ROO-mi-nayt)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.:
1. To think deeply upon.
2. To chew the cud.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin ruminare (to chew the cud), from rumen (throat). Earliest documented use: 1533.
USAGE:
"It's like having little wormholes to slip into and ruminate humanity before being slapped out by the sharp turns of the plot."
Human/Being; Tehelka (New Delhi, India); Jun 18, 2012.

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. -Walter Scott, novelist and poet (1771-1832)
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DRUMINATE - to drum the Party's shibboleth into the lowinfo voter's little mind until he marches in step with the right drummer.

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RUMIPATE- roommate's head

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----please, draw me a sheep----
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RUPINATE - to convert one's dollars to Indian currency

RUINATE - to destroy a reputation utterly. usage - "He'll be the ruination of us, just you wait'n see..."

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HUMINATE - the act of humming snippets of old show tunes when composing for a new musical today.

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PRESENTIMENT

PRONUNCIATION: (pri-ZEN-tuh-ment)

MEANING: noun: A sense that something is going to happen, especially something bad.

ETYMOLOGY: From French pressentiment (premonition), from pressentir (to have a premonition), from Latin pre- (before) + sentire (to feel). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sent- (to head for or to go), that is also the source for send, scent, sense, sentence, assent, consent, and ressentiment. Earliest documented use: 1663.

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PROSENTIMENT - I'm all for it !

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PRESENDIMENT The feeling, just a nanosecond before the finger descends upon the mouse button to release an email, and too late to stop it, that it's a really, really bad idea.

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PRESENTIMINT - the gift of Altoids

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