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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Sunday Rest: protusile. Word Not To Use Today.

What would you do if you were faced with something protusile?

Run?

I think I would.

Protusile...it has a mechanical sound to it. A science fiction sound. It conjures up visions of weird, metallic, poking things.

Well, there's a good reason for that.

Protusile means able to be thrust forward.

That's a three-horned chameleon.

Now, something protusile doesn't have to be scary and threatening:

Those are howler monkeys.

But it does sound it, doesn't it?

Word Not To Use Today: protusile. This word comes from the Latin trudere, which means to thrust.

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