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This week's theme: Red-herring words
noun: A funeral rite or ceremony.
[From Middle English obsequie, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin obsequiae, alteration (after Latin exsequiae, funeral rites) of Latin obsequia, plural of obsequium (compliance).]
"When Anthony Powell died, in March of last year, at the age of
ninety-four, the New York Times Book Review devoted a Bookend column to
It came to me that reform should begin at home, and since that day I have not had time to remake the world. -Will Durant, historian (1885-1981)