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Sep 24, 2010
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emanate
deify
extenuate
elegy
tedium

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

tedium or T-D-M

PRONUNCIATION:
(TEE-dee-uhm)

MEANING:
noun: The state or quality of being boring, monotonous, or repetitive.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin taedium, from taedere (to be weary).

USAGE:
"What at first seems sort of clever quickly turns into an exercise in exasperating tedium."
Brandon Fibbs; Coming of Age Movie is No 'Stand By Me'; The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado); Sep 10, 2010.

See more usage examples of tedium in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)

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