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Aug 9, 2011
This week's theme
What do these car names mean?

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paseo
accord
prius
impresa
corolla

Honda Accord
Honda Accord
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with Anu Garg

accord

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-KORD)

MEANING:
noun: 1. A formal agreement. 2. Agreement or harmony.
verb tr.: To grant.
verb intr.: To fit in or to be harmonious.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French acorder (to reconcile), from Latin accordare, from ad- (towards) + cor (heart). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kerd- (heart) that is also the source of cardiac, cordial, courage, concord, discord, and record. Earliest documented use: before 1121.

USAGE:
"India and the US yesterday signed an accord that will enable them to jointly secure their cyber spaces."
Agreement With US on Cyber Space; Gulf Times (Qatar); Jul 19, 2011.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. -Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, and musician (1875-1965)

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