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Dec 18, 2019
This week’s theme
Adverb? Not!

This week’s words
homily
raguly
empanoply
logodaedaly
eutrapely

empanoply
You swerve to avoid a squirrel. Unknown to you, the squirrel pledges a life debt to you. In your darkest hour, the squirrel arrives.

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empanoply

PRONUNCIATION:
(em-PAN-uh-plee)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To enclose in complete armor.

ETYMOLOGY:
From em- (in) + panoply (a full suit of armor), from Greek panoplia (a complete suit of armor), from pan (all) + hopla (arms, armor), plural of hoplon (weapon). Earliest documented use: 1784.

USAGE:
“It was a shrewd thrust, that pierced the armour of conscience in which he sought to empanoply himself.”
Rafael Sabatini; The Sea-Hawk; Martin Secker; 1915.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. -Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist (18 Dec 1946-1977)

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