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Jul 12, 2017
This week’s theme
Short words

This week’s words
eke
hap
aver
lam
ana

a cartoon based on The Rime of Ancient Mariner by Coleridge
“And I had done an hellish thing
And it would work ’em woe:
For all averred, I had killed the bird
That made the breeze to blow.”
Coleridge
(nerk: fool)
Cartoon: Jantoo

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aver

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-VUHR)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To affirm; to assert; to allege.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French averer, from Latin ad- (to) + verus (true). Earliest documented use: 1380.

USAGE:
“‘Our biggest challenge is fiscal,’ he averred during a press conference ... Markets are not so sure.”
Brazil’s Worrying Change of Finance Ministers; The Economist (London, UK); Dec 19, 2015.

See more usage examples of aver in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (12 Jul 1817-1862)

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