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Jun 5, 2013
This week's theme
Words that appear to be misspellings

This week's words
calyculus
swoopstake
theocrasy
agrement
jargoon

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theocrasy

PRONUNCIATION:
(thee-AWK-ruh-see)

MEANING:
noun: A mixture of deities or religious forms.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek theo- (god)- + -krasia (blending). Earliest documented use: 1816.

USAGE:
"Even if the Jewish travellers were giving thanks to Pan Euhodos, such minor use of a pagan temple hardly represents a movement towards theocrasy."
R.P. Gordon; The God of Israel; Cambridge University Press; 2007.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea. -Isak Dinesen (pen name of Karen Blixen), author (1885-1962)

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