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Mar 3, 2020
This week’s theme
Tosspot words

This week’s words
canker-blossom
cure-all
wantwit
know-it-all
makepeace

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cure-all

PRONUNCIATION:
(KYOOR-awl)

MEANING:
noun: A remedy to any problem.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin cura (care or concern) + eall/all (all). Earliest documented use: 1793.

USAGE:
“In December 2017 Hongmao Yaojiu, a popular traditional tonic from Inner Mongolia that has long billed itself as a cure-all for the elderly, was denounced online by a doctor as ineffective and harmful.”
Spin Doctors; The Economist (London, UK); Mar 16, 2019.

See more usage examples of cure-all in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If there be such a thing as truth, it must infallibly be struck out by the collision of mind with mind. -William Godwin, philosopher and novelist (3 Mar 1756-1836)

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