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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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

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backdate (back·date)

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Pronunciation:/ˈbakˌdāt/

verb

[with object] put an earlier date to (a document or agreement) than the actual one:they backdated the sale documents to evade a court order

“backdate”. Oxford Dictionaries. April 2010. Oxford Dictionaries. April 2010. Oxford University Press. http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/entry/m_en_us1224281 (accessed June 30, 2010).

Word of the Day 4/24


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misfeasance
• noun Law a transgression, especially the wrongful exercise of lawful authority.
— origin early 17th cent.: from Old French mesfaisance, from mesfaire, from mes- ‘wrongly’ + faire ‘do’ (from Latin facere). Compare with malfeasance.

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Source: Oxford Dictionary of English
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