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May 16, 2017
This week’s theme
Words that aren’t what they appear to be

This week’s words
sadiron
adoral
lust-house
bodkin
atrophy

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adoral

PRONUNCIATION:
(ad-OHR-uhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Located toward the side or end where the mouth is located, especially in animals that don’t have clear upper and lower sides.

ETYMOLOGY:
From ad- (toward) + oral (relating to the mouth), from Latin os (mouth). Earliest documented use: 1862.

USAGE:
“The most severe lesions are in the adoral sections of the small intestine.”
Chris Cebra, et al.; Llama and Alpaca Care; Saunders; 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As a general truth, communities prosper and flourish, or droop and decline, in just the degree that they practise or neglect to practise the primary duties of justice and humanity. -William Henry Seward, Secretary of State, Governor, and Senator (16 May 1801-1872)

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