Thursday, October 14, 2010

Word of the Day-"Perturb"


PERTURB


Definition: to disturb greatly in mind : DISQUIET
2 : to throw into confusion : DISORDER
3 : to cause to experience a perturbation

— per•turb•able\-ˈtər-bə-bəl\ adjective

Origin: PERTURB
Middle English, from Middle French perturber, from Latin perturbare to throw into confusion, from per- + turbare to disturb — more at TURBID
First Known Use: 14th century

Used in a sentence: "Hula was greatly perturbed to realize that three of the pieces of clothing her daughter wore to school today for "nerd day" came from Hula's closet."

5 comments:

Trailboss said...

Again I say ha ha ha!

The Church Lady said...

Hee hee. At least she wasn't using your clothing for "80's" Day!

Mike Golch said...

Oh My!

karisma said...

LOL!

oreneta said...

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