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Jun 13, 2018
This week’s theme
Monosyllabic words

This week’s words
wen
skail
slue
dree
wale

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slue

PRONUNCIATION:
(sloo)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To turn, swing, or slide in a particular direction.
noun: Such a turn, swing, or slide.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1860.

USAGE:
“Scott’s shoe prints slued bluely across the yard to the yellow barn.”
Ron Hansen; Atticus; HarperCollins; 1996.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Adults who are racked with death anxiety are not odd birds who have contracted some exotic disease, but men and women whose family and culture have failed to knit the proper protective clothing for them to withstand the icy chill of mortality. -Irvin D. Yalom, psychiatrist and professor (b. 13 Jun 1931)

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