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Aug 10, 2021
This week’s theme
Words that look one part of speech but are other

This week’s words
constitutional
commensurate
dialectic
curtal
niddering

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with Anu Garg

commensurate

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-MEN-suh-ruht)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Proportionate.
2. Having the same measure.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin com- (with) + past participle of mensurare (to measure). Earliest documented use: 1641.

USAGE:
“The question is whether Democrats are able to advance a bill that ... is remotely commensurate with the problem at hand.”
The Switch; The Economist (London, UK); Feb 20, 2021.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. -Herbert Hoover, 31st US president (10 Aug 1874-1964)

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