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contumelious

Postby sardith » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:34 pm

Dear Dr. Goodword,

I ran across this word, contumelious, while reading an article about a public official, and after looking it up, I would like to have you do a column on it, please. It seems as though it might have an engaging word history, and it will definitely be interesting to see your perspective. 8)

Thanks,
Sardith :D
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Postby Slava » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:29 pm

The root of this word has actually been treated here twice. Here's the first one, as it has a couple of comments:

http://www.alphadictionary.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1273
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Postby sardith » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:02 pm

Thanks, that was helpful. :)
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