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Saturday Word: Anodyne

an·o·dyne [ˈanəˌdīn]:
origin: (1500s) Latin; anōdynus, Greek; anṓdynos= painless

adjective
Designed to avoid offense or disagreement.

noun
1. A medicine that removes or blocks pain.
2. Archaic slang: euphemism for death; e.g. "anodyne necklace" = the hangman's noose.


Ironically, despite efforts to market anodyne melodies for the masses, many took extreme exception to Justine Beiber's work. However, all forms of music continue to be used as an anodyne for stress around the world.
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