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word of the day :: propinquity

propinquity [proh-ping-kwi-tee] -noun 1. nearness in place; proximity. 2. nearness of relation; kinship. 3. affinity of nature; similarity. 4. nearness in time. Origin 1350-1400; Middle English propinquite < Latin propinquitās nearness, equivalent to propinqu ( us ) near ( prop … Continue reading

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word of the day :: erstwhile

erstwhile: [urst-hwahyl, -wahyl] –adjective 1. former; of times past: erstwhile friends. -adverb 2. Archaic. formerly; erst. Origin: 1560-70; erst + while “After all my erstwhile dear, my no longer cherished; Need we say it was not love, just because it perished?“ … Continue reading

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