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Word of the Day–2/23/2011

Posted by ccasc on February 23, 2011

Reprehensible

[rep-ri-hen-suh-buhl] (adj.) deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy.

*derived from the Latin reprehendere, meaning “to seize, restrain, or pull back.”

“It is, of course, reprehensible to steal from others, but plain stupid to steal from yourself.”

-Peter Ustinov

 

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