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This week's theme: red-herring words.
discommode (dis-kuh-MOD) verb tr.
To put to inconvenience.
[From French discommoder, from dis- + commode (convenient). Ultimately from Indo-European root med- (to take appropriate measures) that is also the source of medicine, modern, modify, modest, and modulate.]
"Much art today has abandoned the ambition to please the viewer
aesthetically. Instead, it seeks to shock, discommode, repulse,
proselytize, or startle."
My life is my message. -Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)