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January 31, 2015
succumb (audio pronunciation)
1 : to yield to superior strength or force or overpowering appeal or desire
2 : to be brought to an end (such as death) by the effect of destructive or disruptive forces more »

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January 20, 2015

Webster’s After Webster, Part Two: Etymology

Noah Webster was a stubborn man—how else could he have written a great dictionary alone? He was also, in later life, a deeply religious man: in 1808, two years after [...] more »

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