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Monday, November 14, 2011

DARN YOU, AARP! GOSHDARN YOU STRAIGHT TO HECK!

From Merriam-Webster

Impend

Pronunciation: im-‘pend

Function: intransitive verb

Etymology: Latin impendēre, from in- + pendēre to hang — more at PENDANT

1 archaic : to hang suspended (as over one’s head) <a profuse crop of hair impending over the top of his face — Thomas Hardy> : jut out and seem to hang suspended <the crags … now begin to impend terribly over your way — Thomas Gray>

2 a : to threaten from near at hand or as in the immediate future : MENACE <trouble impended over the entire enterprise> b : to be imminent : give promise of occurring in the immediate future <went indoors because rain impended> : be about to occur <the most critical contests impend — Cabell Phillips>

"Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man’s cottage door and at the palaces of kings." – Horace

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