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Jan 25, 2019
This week’s theme
Well-traveled words

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aubade
prosopography
kurbash
postiche
safari

safari
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Words that have many unrelated meanings
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with Anu Garg

safari

PRONUNCIATION:
(suh-FAHR-ee)

MEANING:
noun: An expedition to observe (or, in the past, to hunt) wild animals in their natural habitat.
verb intr.: To go on such an expedition.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Swahili safari (journey), from Arabic safari (of a journey), from safar (journey). Earliest documented use: 1859.

USAGE:
“In this vision, the arrival of a wandering tiger becomes a positive event for villagers, an opportunity to offer tourists homestays, or put on small-scale safaris.”
A Tiger’s Tale; The Economist (London, UK); Dec 23, 2017.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it. -William Somerset Maugham, writer (25 Jan 1874-1965)

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