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This week's theme: verbs.
extirpate (EK-stuhr-payt) verb tr.
1. To destroy completely.
2. To pull up by the roots.
[From Latin extirpare (to root out), from stirps (stem, root).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Shut up, shut up, shut up. Disloyal thoughts must be ruthlessly extirpated." Gene Kerrigan; Screw Democracy, Here's Dear Leader; Irish Independent (Dublin, Ireland); Apr 13, 2008.
How can one better magnify the Almighty than by sniggering with him at his little jokes, particularly the poorer ones. -Samuel Beckett, author (1906-1989)