..so why did all the words this week end in "ate" ? That's noe what "Latinate" is supposed to mean !



MEANING: verb tr.: To pare nails, claws, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin exungulare (to lose the hoof), from ex- (out) + ungula (claw, nail, hoof, talon, etc.). Earliest documented use: 1623.


EX-UNC U LATE - my aunt's former husband didn't get here on time

EXANGULATE - used to have sharp pointy corners, but not any more

REXUNGULATE - another name for Satan, the hoofed King of the Nether Regions