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Saturday, April 22, 2017

62. August | One Word Each Day

A beautifully adorned facade demonstrates the meaning of 'august.'
August


{Letters ~ 6 l Syllables ~ 2}
{Scrabble score▪7}
(adj) of or befitting a lord. 
(adj) profoundly honored.
Wolfram Alpha

August

marked by majestic dignity or grandeur
Merriam-Webster


Etymology of 'August':
august (adj.)
"inspiring reverence and admiration, solemnly grand," 1660s, from Latin augustus "venerable, majestic, magnificent, noble," perhaps originally "consecrated by the augurs, with favorable auguries" (see augur (n.)); or else [de Vaan] "that which is increased"

Etymonline

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