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pace
maugre
ere
circa
chez

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circa

PRONUNCIATION:
(SUHR-kuh)

MEANING:
Approximately.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin circa (around, about), from circus (circle), from Greek kirkos. Ultimately from the Indo-European root sker- (to turn or bend) which is also the source of other words such as ranch, rank, shrink, circle, crisp, search, ring, curb, ridge, and curve.

USAGE:
"This translates into an annual average loss of circa 167 hectares (0.5 per cent of all farmland)."
Alan Deidun; Keeping up the Momentum; The Times of Malta; Oct 19, 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When you battle with your conscience and lose, you win. -Henny Youngman, comedian and violinist (1906-1998)

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