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Dec 20, 2022
This week’s theme
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folkmoot
qualm
pastillage
psalm
pointillage

qualm
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qualm

PRONUNCIATION:
(kwam, kwom)

MEANING:
noun:
1. An uneasy feeling about the rightness of a course of action.
2. A sudden feeling of sickness, faintness, or nausea.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1531.

USAGE:
“Justice Samuel Alito, in his majority opinion, had no qualms about focusing his analysis on a period when American women were second class citizens, decades away from winning the right to vote.”
History Test; The Economist (London, UK); Aug 20, 2022.

See more usage examples of qualm in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If we would have new knowledge, we must get us a whole world of new questions. -Susanne Langer, philosopher (20 Dec 1895-1985)

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