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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sunday Rest: Word Not To Use Today: indigent.

This word sounds like a badly-suppressed burp.

It sounds scornful, too: in fact it's a truly horrible word which should be banned at once.

Being hard-up should be a matter for assistance and sympathy.

And not burps!

Word Not To Use Today: indigent. This word comes from the Latin word indigēre, which means to need, from egēre, to lack.



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