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Mar 14, 2013
This week's theme
Terms with connections to the number 19

This week's words
nineteenth hole
suffragist
bromide
tinnient
extraterritoriality

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with Anu Garg

tinnient

PRONUNCIATION:
(TIN-ee-uhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Ringing or tinkling.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin tinnire (to ring), of imitative origin, which also gave us tintinnabulation. Earliest documented use: 1668.

USAGE:
"Designer-costumer Michael Annals's exotic, colorful (and, at one point, tinnient) costumes for the Peruvians contrast effectively with the Spaniards' blacks and grays."
Caldwell Titcomb; The Royal Hunt of the Sun; The Harvard Crimson (Cambridge, Massachusetts); Nov 9, 1965.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

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