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Feb 11, 2020
This week’s theme
Words that appear dirty, but aren’t

This week’s words
interdigitate
titular
cockloft
cuntline
cummingtonite

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titular

PRONUNCIATION:
(TICH-uh-luhr, TIT-uh-luhr)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Of or relating to a title.
2. In the name only: having a title without accompanying responsibilities and powers.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin titulus (title). Earliest documented use: 1540.

USAGE:
“It is uncertain whether Prince Charles, her heir, will step into her shoes as titular head of the show.”
An Amiable Delusion; The Economist (London, UK); Apr 14, 2018.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The government ought not to be invested with power to control the affections, any more than the consciences of citizens. -Lydia Maria Child, activist, novelist, and journalist (11 Feb 1802-1880)

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