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Jun 6, 2018
This week’s theme
Verbs

This week’s words
elutriate
straiten
obvert
impend
demit

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obvert

PRONUNCIATION:
(ob-VUHRT)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To turn so as to show a different side.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin obvertere (to turn toward), from ob- (toward) + vertere (to turn). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wer- (to turn or bend), which is also the source of words such as wring, weird, writhe, worth, revert, and universe. Earliest documented use: 1583.

USAGE:
“The sun obverted its five o’clock face enough to darken the hardwood shadow of pine and oak along the creek.”
Patricia Hickman; Fallen Angels; Thorndike; 2004.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind. -Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author (6 Jun 1913-1983)

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