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Saturday & Sunday Word: Mendacity & Clerestory

men·dac·i·ty (mɛnˈdæsɪtɪ):
origin: (1640–50) Late Latin; mendācitās= untruthful

a lie; a falsehood or misrepresentation of information

"Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out and death's the other." - Tennessee Williams

clere·sto·ry (ˈklɪəˌstɔːrɪ):
origin: (1375–1425), Middle English; clere= clear + story

1. The upper part of the nave, transepts, and choir of a church, containing windows.
2. An upper portion of a wall containing windows for supplying natural light to a building.

"The clerestory is so high that clouds form there. Angels have been seen up in the vaults." - John Evan Garvey

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