Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace


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Friday, August 21, 2015

Words in History

Then and Now:  Word Definitions

  • dribble
    • then:  to shoot an arrow short or wide of its target
    • now:  fall slowly in drops
  • inmate
    • then:  someone who shared a house
    • now:  person confined in an instituion
  • amazed
    • then:  alarmed or terrified
    • now:  surprise greatly
  • careful
    • then:  full of anxiety
    • now:  making sure of avoiding potential harm
  • cuff
    • then:  glove or mitten
    • now:  end part of sleeve

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