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May 27, 2014
This week's theme
Miscellaneous words

This week's words
reprehend
gravitas
languid
perfuse
noesis

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gravitas

PRONUNCIATION:
(GRAV-i-tas)

MEANING:
noun: Seriousness, dignity, or weightiness.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin gravis (serious). Earliest documented use: 1924.

USAGE:
"To some early critics, Mr. Büsser's playful choice lacked gravitas."
Victoria Gomelsky; Iconic Names for Iconic Watches; The New York Times; Feb 24, 2014.

See more usage examples of gravitas in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I cannot stress often enough that what science is all about is not proving things to be true but proving them to be false. -Lawrence M. Krauss, theoretical physicist (b. 1954)

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