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Aug 25, 2021
This week’s theme
Blend words

This week’s words
grum
meld
splurge
greige
rumption

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splurge

PRONUNCIATION:
(spluhrj)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To spend lavishly or wastefully.
verb intr.: To make an ostentatious display.
noun: An extravagant or ostentatious display or expenditure.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps a blend of splash + surge, or maybe imitative. Earliest documented use: 1828.

USAGE:
“The singer had obviously splurged on the ab roller. Her stomach was flawless.”
Kylie Adams; Fly Me to the Moon; Kensington; 2001.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. -John Neal, author and critic (25 Aug 1793-1876)

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