Tuesday, February 19, 2002

New words for the day

1. prandial: adj: of or relating to a meal
Etymology: Latin prandium late breakfast, luncheon: Date: 1820 (source: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)

2. aperçu: noun: a brief survey or sketch, an immediate impression; especially
plural aperçus
Etymology: French, from aperçu, past participle of apercevoir to perceive, from Old French aperceivre, from a- (from Latin ad-) + perceivre to perceive -- more at PERCEIVE: Date: 1828 (source: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)

Ever wondered about the difference between 'to compare to' and 'to compare with' ? Here's an article from The Vocabulary Review that addresses the need for brevity in English writing.

Daily Readings for Lent
Isaiah 55:10-11: The source for the church hymn Thank you Lord for all you've done
Matthew 6:7-15: The Lord's Prayer

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