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Feb 12, 2019
This week’s theme
Words that aren’t what they appear to be

This week’s words
bloodnoun
sodalist
reprobate
appurtenance
appose

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sodalist

PRONUNCIATION:
(SO-duh-list)

MEANING:
noun: A member of a sodality (a fellowship or association).

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sodalitas (fellowship), from sodalis (companion). Earliest documented use: 1794.

NOTE:
A sodalist is not a list of Coke, Pepsi, and other carbonated beverages.

USAGE:
“The single lamp still burned near Braethen, who watched the smacking lips of the sodalist who’d tried to swear him in.”
Peter Orullian; The Unremembered; Tor; 2011.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity. -Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (12 Feb 1809-1865)

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