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Word of the Day for Tuesday May 14, 2002:
inchoate \in-KOH-it\, adjective:
1. In an initial or early stage; just begun.
2. Imperfectly formed or formulated.
deracinate: To pluck up by the roots; to extirpate.
US drug policy has failed to deracinate or even stem the flow of narcotics into North America.
I guess that's the difference between a prole and a poet--the poet can use the vocabulary without thinking. It's what amazes me with James Joyce, that the words are so obviously being carefully picked and yet he writes
I actually recognized "dassn't" from Huckleberry Finn. I've actually used it a time or two, but when I was trying to talk colorfully rather than be understood.
I once had a young cousin (~13) chew me out for using big words he said he couldn't understand. :)
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