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Jun 9, 2010
This week's theme
Words that appear plural but aren't

This week's words
taxis
starets
congeries
shambles
kudos

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with Anu Garg

congeries

PRONUNCIATION:
(kon-JEER-eez, KON-juh-reez)

MEANING:
noun: A collection of miscellaneous things.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin congeries (heap), from congerere (to heap up), from con- (with) + gerere (to carry).

USAGE:
"What an unsightly congeries of mismatched assets the McGuinty government seems to have in mind."
David Olive; Ontario's Super-corporation Has Hallmarks of Trial Balloon; Toronto Star (Canada); Mar 9, 2010.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As the pain that can be told is but half a pain, so the pity that questions has little healing in its touch. -Edith Wharton, novelist (1862-1937)

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