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Word of the Day – 3/1/2011

Posted by ccasc on March 1, 2011

Enervate
[en-er-veyt] (v.) to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.

*derived from the Latin enervare, meaning “to weaken”

“It is safe to say that no other superstition is so detrimental to growth, so enervating and paralyzing to the minds and hearts of the people, as the superstition of Morality.”

~Emma Goldman

 

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