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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To ward off or evade.
noun: A defensive movement or an evasive answer.
From French parez (ward off), imperative of parer (to ward off), from Latin parare (to set or prepare). Earliest documented use: 1655.
"In the way Ryan Gosling parried questions with polite, self-deprecating charm, you could still see the Canadian in him."
Brian Johnson; Red Hot Ryan; Maclean's (Toronto, Canada); Sep 19, 2011.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Walking is also an ambulation of mind. -Gretel Ehrlich, novelist, poet, and essayist (b. 1946)