Monday, June 01, 2009

Faux ami

The meaning of obviate is not as obvious as it seems:

Pronunciation:
\ˈäb-vē-ˌāt\
Function:
transitive verb
Inflected Form(s):
ob·vi·at·ed; ob·vi·at·ing
Etymology:
Late Latin obviatus, past participle of obviare to meet, withstand, from Latin obviam
Date:
1598
: to anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action)]

3 comments:

Hyperblogal said...

I thought that's what ladies did to create an egg????
By the way, my word verification was feerp. I like that.

Le Grand Lapin said...

My translators kicked it back as "Foamy".

Feerp is good, mine was "vingdo". I think it has a nice ring to it.

Applecart T. said...

Obviating is painful.