Wordless Wednesday? – 08.06.14


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Démenti – The Word of the Day


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Your word for today is: démenti
Pronunciation: /ˌdāmänˈtē/
Definition: an official denial of a published statement
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Your word for today is: wary
Pronunciation: /ˈwe(ə)rē/
Definition: feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems
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foist (foist)

Pronunciation:/foist/

verb

[with object] (foist someone/something on)

  • impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on:don’t let anyone foist inferior goods on you
  • (foist someone/something into) introduce someone or something surreptitiously or unwarrantably into:he attempted to foist a new delegate into the conference

Origin:

mid 16th century (in the sense ‘palm a false die, so as to produce it at the right moment’): from Dutch dialect vuisten ‘take in the hand’, from vuist (see  fist)

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Flickr CC | St. George River Bascule Railroad Bridge | Photo by: cmh2315fl

bascule (bas·cule)

Pronunciation:/ˈbaskyo͞ol/ (also bascule bridge)

noun * a type of bridge with a pivoting section that is raised and lowered using counterweights * a moveable section of road forming part of such a bridge