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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr., intr.: To interpret, understand, analyze, or explain.
From Latin construere (to construct), from con- (with) + struere (to pile up or arrange). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ster- (to spread), which also gave us structure, industry, destroy, street, stratagem, stratum, stratocracy, and Russian perestroika. Earliest documented use: 1362.
“But men may construe things after their fashion, clean from the purpose of the things themselves.”
William Shakespeare; Julius Caesar; 1623.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:There are years that ask questions and years that answer. -Zora Neale Hurston, folklorist and writer (7 Jan 1891-1960)