|first post w/the first word for our first word of the day thingy
||[Dec. 29th, 2003|03:17 am]
I am making this community for people who would like to expand their vocabulary. Not many rules, but the ones that do exist will be posted on the profile page of this site. I'm hoping that you will reply with 'the word of the day' and continue to do so. There may be a prize in the works!! first word up:
Word of the Day for Sunday December 28, 2003
expunge \ik-SPUNJ\, transitive verb:
1. To strike out, erase, or mark for deletion; to obliterate;
as, "to expunge words, lines, or sentences."
2. To wipe out or destroy; to annihilate.
And when the Russian moon program was finally abandoned,
the Kremlin spent considerable effort to expunge it from
--Bill Keller, "Eclipsed," New York Times Magazine, June
Not only were new data added, but over the centuries old
errors were expunged.
--Stephen J. Pyne, How the Canyon Became Grand
All one wants for this exceptional woman is that she be
granted 10,000 joys to expunge all the sorrows that have
been her life's companion.
--Penny Perrick, "A non-person's odyssey," Times
(London), May 6, 2000
Expunge is from Latin expungere, "to prick out, to mark (with
dots) for deletion," from ex-, "out of, from" + pungere, "to
Synonyms: annihilate, cancel, destroy, efface, erase,
obliterate, strike out. Find more at Thesaurus.com.