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WOTD 7-4

Posted by on Jul. 4, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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rarefied \RAIR-uh-fyde\

DEFINITION adjective
1: being less dense
2: of, relating to, or interesting to a select group : esoteric
3: very high

DID YOU KNOW?
"Rarefied" was formed from the verb "rarefy," which derives from a combination of Latin "rarus" ("thin" or "rare") with "facere" ("to make") and has meant "to make thin" since the 14th century. In its original uses back in the 1600s, the adjective "rarefied" was on the lean side too; it meant "made less dense" (as in "the fog lifted and we could breathe more easily in the rarefied air"). By the 16th century, "rarefy" had gained the sense "to refine or purify." Over time "rarefied" followed suit; by the 1940s it was being used to mean "only for the select."





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nngmommy83
by on Jul. 4, 2011 at 11:24 AM

I'm learning so much today! ; )

Barabell
by on Jul. 4, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Interesting. It kind of sounds like a made up slang word...LOL

itsallabtthem84
by ~B~ on Jul. 4, 2011 at 2:21 PM

That's what I was thinking.

Quoting nngmommy83:

I'm learning so much today! ; )


bhwrn1
by on Jul. 4, 2011 at 4:36 PM
Thanks!
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Jess1231
by on Jul. 4, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jul. 4, 2011 at 8:21 PM

thanks

sew4fun
by on Jul. 5, 2011 at 1:17 AM

Thanks

Rogue35
by on Jul. 5, 2011 at 7:03 AM

thanks

mommybug77
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2011 at 12:11 AM

thanks

PurpleHazey
by Angie on Jul. 7, 2011 at 11:20 AM

oh!

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