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Jan 12, 2021
This week’s theme
Words with variant spellings

This week’s words
vardy
juberous
scrooch
meech
snoot


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juberous

PRONUNCIATION:
(JOOB-uhr-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Doubtful; undecided; hesitating.

ETYMOLOGY:
An alteration of dubious. Earliest documented use: 1871.]

USAGE:
“The most commonly cited justifications are docket pressure and overburdened prosecutors and judges, Goodwin said. I am juberous of these assertions.”
Erin Beck; Federal Judge Rejects Drug Plea; Charleston Gazette-Mail (West Virginia); Jun 27, 2017.

“Makes me feel a little juberous, though, knowin’ he might be around here somewhere.”
Jetta Carleton; The Moonflower Vine; HarperCollins; 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. -Sydney Smith, writer and clergyman (1771-1845)

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