Saturday, 28 April 2012

New word of the week: suffrage

suffrage [suhf-rij] — noun
1.     the right to vote, esp in public elections; Franchise
2.     the exercise of such a right; casting a vote
3.     a supporting vote
4.     a prayer, esp a short intercessory prayer 

3 parts vote 1 part prayer... Interesting... But I find it outright entertaining that it so closely resembles suffering in it's composition and pronunciation, coincidence?
suf·fer    [suhf-er]
verb (used without object)
1. to undergo or feel pain or distress: The patient is still suffering.
2. to sustain injury, disadvantage, or loss: One's health suffers from overwork. The business suffers from lack of capital.
3. to undergo a penalty, as of death: The traitor was made to suffer on the gallows.
4. to endure pain, disability, death, etc., patiently or willingly.

verb (used with object)
5. to undergo, be subjected to, or endure (pain, distress, injury, loss, or anything unpleasant): to suffer the pangs of conscience.
6. to undergo or experience (any action, process, or condition): to suffer change.
7. to tolerate or allow: I do not suffer fools gladly.


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