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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
From French hauteur (haughtiness, height), from Latin altus (high). Ultimately from the Indo-European root al- (to grow or to nourish), which also gave us adolescent, adult, old, alumnus, altitude, enhance, coalesce, and prolific. Earliest documented use: 1628.
“A critic of immense hauteur, Jonathan Miller enjoys dishing it out, but is acutely sensitive to any whiff of criticism.”
The Miller’s Tale; The Economist (London, UK); Dec 15, 2012.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. -Sigmund Freud, neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis (6 May 1856-1939)