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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To scold severely.
From Latin objurgare (to scold), from ob- (against) + jurgare/jurigare (to quarrel, to scold). Ultimately from the Indo-European root yewes- (law), which is also the source of jury, judge, just, injury, perjury, conjure, adjure and de jure. Earliest documented use: 1616.
“Occasionally he objurgated Mr. Ledbetter’s clumsiness, and urged him to hurry.”
H.G. Wells; Mr. Ledbetter’s Vacation; The Strand Magazine (London, UK); Jul-Dec 1898.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To read fast is as bad as to eat in a hurry. -Vilhelm Ekelund, poet (14 Oct 1880-1949)