Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Words in History

Then and Now:  Word Definitions

  • enormity
    • then-  horrific or monstrous
    • now-  to great or extreme scale
  • peruse
    • then-  to use thoroughly
    • now-  examine carefully
  • fulsome
    • then-  rich or abundant
    • now-  flattering or complimentary
  • computer
    • then-  someone who did a lot of calculations
    • now-  an electronic device for storing and processing data


  • careen
    • then-  to tip or lean
    • now-  move swiftly

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