PRONUNCIATION: (ruh-pri-HEN-suh-buhl)

MEANING: adjective: Deserving criticism or condemnation.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin reprehendere (to hold back, to censure), from re- (intensive) + prehendere (to seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghend-/ghed- (to seize or to take), which is also the source of pry, prey, spree, reprise, surprise, osprey, prison, impregnable, impresa, prise, and reprehend. Earliest documented use: 1384.

RE-RE-HENSIBLE - subject to being hensed for the second time

REPRETENSIBLE - suitable for telling as a story within a story

RE: PRE-LENSIBLE - about something that could be seen even before magnifying glasses were invented

REP. (R) ETHEN SIBLE - Representative Sible is a Republican