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Nov 19, 2020
This week’s theme
Words derived from body

This week’s words
gambit
propugnaculum
flatfooted
consanguineous
ham-handed


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consanguineous

PRONUNCIATION:
(kon-sang-GWIN-ee-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Related by blood; having a common ancestor.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin consanguineus, from con- (with) + sanguineus (bloody), from sanguis (blood). Earliest documented use: 1616.

USAGE:
“Europe’s royalty is also known for historic inter-familial relationships. Records show that the Spanish Habsburg kings frequently engaged in consanguineous marriage. Nine of the 11 marriages that occurred over the dynasty’s 200-year reign were consanguineous, with two uncle-niece marriages and one first-cousin marriage.”
Lianne Kolirin; King Tut Wasn’t the Only One Keeping it in the Family; Express (London, UK); Oct 20, 2014.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One cannot hire a hand; the whole man always comes with it. -Peter Drucker, management consultant, professor, and writer (19 Nov 1909-2005)

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