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Jan 14, 2021
This week’s theme
Words with variant spellings

This week’s words
vardy
juberous
scrooch
meech
snoot

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meech

PRONUNCIATION:
(meech)

MEANING:
verb intr.:
1. To move in a furtive manner.
2. To loiter.
3. To whine.

ETYMOLOGY:
A variant of mitch (to steal, hide, shirk), from Old French muchier (to hide). Earliest documented use: 1624.

USAGE:
“It never occurred to the legions of Allied intelligence agents meeching through the shadows of neutral Lisbon that he was a fellow operative.”
Howard Blum; Night of the Assassins; Harper; 2020.

“If I ever come right again, she won’t have anything to feel meeching about.”
William Dean Howells; The Rise of Silas Lapham; Penguin; 2014.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. -Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (14 Jan 1875-1965)

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