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Aug 6, 2021
This week’s theme
Words to describe people

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verigreen
raffish
clamant
draggletailed
faitour

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Words that look one part of speech but are other
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with Anu Garg

faitour

PRONUNCIATION:
(FAY-tuhr)

MEANING:
noun: A cheat or impostor.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin factor (maker, doer, perpetrator), from facere (to make or to do). Earliest documented use: 1340.

USAGE:
“Herod’s eagerness to slay those faitours who threaten his supremacy ....”
Deanne Williams; The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare; Cambridge University Press; 2004.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There are none so sour as those who are sweet to order. -Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues, essayist (6 Aug 1715-1747)

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