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Jun 15, 2012
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ratiocinate
redound
daunt
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perdure

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with Anu Garg

perdure

PRONUNCIATION:
(puhr-DOOR, -DYOOR)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To continue to exist; endure.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin per- (through) + durare (to last), from durus (hard). Earliest documented use: 1475.

USAGE:
"The regime is gone; the images perdure."
William Meyers; Shades of Reality; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Mar 10, 2012.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. -Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)

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