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January 7, 2011 4:01 pm

Word of the Day…

effrontery
noun \i-ˈfrən-tə-rē, e-\ 
1. shameless boldness : insolence: “the little squirt had the effrontery to deny eating any cookies, even with the crumbs still on his lips.”

Origins:
French effronterie, ultimately from Medieval Latin effront-, effrons shameless, from Latin ex- + front-, frons forehead
First Known Use: 1697

Word of the Day…

effrontery

noun \i-ˈfrən-tə-rē, e-\
 

1. shameless boldness : insolence: “the little squirt had the effrontery to deny eating any cookies, even with the crumbs still on his lips.”



Origins:

French effronterie, ultimately from Medieval Latin effront-, effrons shameless, from Latin ex- + front-, frons forehead

First Known Use: 1697

(Source: merriam-webster.com)

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