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Nov 21, 2017
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parboil
notorious
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notorious

PRONUNCIATION:
(no-TOR-ee-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Known widely and unfavorably.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin notorius (well-known), from notus (known). Earliest documented use: 1495.

USAGE:
“Reducing the city’s notorious smog and traffic jams is regarded by central officials as a task of national importance.”
A Bolshevik in Beijing; The Economist (London, UK); Jul 15, 2017.

See more usage examples of notorious in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated. -Voltaire, philosopher (21 Nov 1694-1778)

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