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Word of the Day – 4/7/2011

Posted by ccasc on April 7, 2011

Farce
[fahrs] (n.) foolish show; mockery, a ridiculous sham.

*From the late 14th century meaning “force-meat, stuffing.”

“It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason.”

~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

 

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