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Aug 28, 2020
This week’s theme
Words that appear to be misspellings

This week’s words
cliticize
ordonnance
settlor
exorcise
equipollent

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Words with horse-related origins
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with Anu Garg

equipollent

PRONUNCIATION:
(ee-kwuh-PAH-luhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Equal in power, force, effect, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French equipolent, from Latin aequipollens (of equal value), from aequus (equal) + pollens (able), present participle of pollere (to be strong). Earliest documented use: 1420.

USAGE:
“[Sebright] locked gazes with Neale in a silent, furious battle of equipollent wills.”
Michael P. Kube-McDowell; Enigma; Berkley Books; 1986.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If only the sun-drenched celebrities are being noticed and worshiped, then our children are going to have a tough time seeing the value in the shadows, where the thinkers, probers, and scientists are keeping society together. -Rita Dove, poet (b. 28 Aug 1952)

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