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Offline RoosGirl

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Word of the Day - July 26, 2016
« on: July 26, 2016, 09:16:36 PM »
inculcate - verb [in-kuhl-keyt, in-kuhl-keyt]

to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly (usually followed by upon or in): to inculcate virtue in the young.

Citations for inculcate:
... she practiced as well as preached the doctrines which she had striven for so many years to inculcate in an unthinking populace. Her day always began with a light but nutritious breakfast, at which a peculiarly uninviting cereal, which looked and tasted like an old straw hat that had been run through a meat chopper, competed for first place in the dislike of her husband and son with a more than usually offensive brand of imitation coffee.
                                                          - P. G. Wodehouse, Indiscretions of Archie, 1921

Origin of inculcate:
Inculcate descends from the Latin verb inculc?re meaning "to trample, tread" with the root word calx meaning "heel." It entered English in the mid-1500s.

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Offline don-o

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Re: Word of the Day - July 26, 2016
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 07:47:44 AM »
inculcate - verb [in-kuhl-keyt, in-kuhl-keyt]

to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly (usually followed by upon or in): to inculcate virtue in the young.

It is a fool who expects  television to inculcate the virtues into their children.


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