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deponticate

deponticate (dee-PON-ti-kate) - v., to throw from a bridge.


Coined from Latin roots (de- from + pons, bridge) from the pattern of defenestrate, to throw out a window. I learned of this word from the Worthless Word of the Day, and if you aren't following that, why on earth not? I mean, it's misnamed -- at least half the words are, in fact, useful -- but that means you have all the more reason to be reading it.

Just be sure not to deponticate the pontiff.

---L.
Tags: d, latin, verb
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