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Apr 21, 2020
This week’s theme
Adverbs

This week’s words
perforce
totes
cumbrously
askance
natch

totes
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totes

PRONUNCIATION:
(tohts)

MEANING:
adverb: Totally; absolutely; definitely.

ETYMOLOGY:
A shortening of totally, from total, from Latin totus (whole, entire). Earliest documented use: 2006.

USAGE:
“Good for her for not pretending that everything is totes amazeballs.”
Ann Wason Moore; How Giving Birth Can Be Blissful; The Gold Coast Bulletin (Southport, Australia); Jan 6, 2018.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (21 Apr 1838-1914)

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