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Nov 13, 2018
This week’s theme
Ridiculous words

This week’s words
metagrobolize
quaquaversal
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quaquaversal
Dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral

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quaquaversal

PRONUNCIATION:
(kwah-kwuh-VUR-sal)

MEANING:
adjective: Sloping downward from a center in all directions.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin quaquaversus, from quaqua (in all directions), from qua (in what direction) + versus (towards), from vertere (to turn). Earliest documented use: 1691.

USAGE:
“In geological terms, the miners have scattered quaquaversal -- madly off in all directions -- to places like the pulp mill in Pine Falls; the potash mine in Esterhazy Sask; the gold mine in Red Lake, Ont.; and the gold mine in Lupin, NWT.”
Bill Redekop; A Rocky Future for Mining Town; Free Press (Winnipeg, Canada); Sep 15, 2001.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong. -Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (13 Nov 1850-1894)

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