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Jul 10, 2014
This week's theme
Words that sound dirty, but aren't

This week's words
hortatory
formicate
assonance
inspissate
cocker

Jaggery making
Jaggery making

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inspissate

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-SPIS-ayt)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To thicken or condense.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin inspissare (to thicken), from spissus (thick). Earliest documented use: 1603.

USAGE:
"These are flavors that have been inspissating in some timeless tandoor for hours, days -- decades."
Brad Leithauser; And an Outpost on Rodeo Drive; The New York Times; Mar 5, 1995.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself. -Marcel Proust, novelist (1871-1922)

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