Word of the Day – 7 Nov 2011 – Apopemptic


Apopemptic

PRONUNCIATION:
(ap-uh-PEMP-tik) 
MEANING:
adjective: Relating to departing or leave-taking; valedictory.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek apopempein (to send off, to dismiss), from apo- (away) + pempein (to send). Earliest documented use: 1753.
USAGE:
“It had not been billed as a farewell dinner, and Mr. Kemp hardly was there to deliver an apopemptic address.”
William F. Buckley; On Saying Goodbye to Jack Kemp; The Dallas Morning News (Texas); Dec 8, 1988.

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

I did try very hard to tell the whole truth without violating my literary instincts. One can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one’s own personality. Good prose is like a window pane. -George Orwell, writer (1903-1950) 

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