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Mendacious: Word Wednesday

The word “mendacious” popped into my mind for no earthly reason. But I thought while it’s there I may as well make use of it 🙂 Merriam-Webster has this to say: Popularity: Top 30% of words Simple Definition  : not honest : likely to tell lies : based on lies Full Definition of mendacious : given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth <mendacious tales of his adventures> mendaciously adverb mendaciousness noun Examples n a sentence Indeed, the racist and Malthusian elements in Darwin’s work are subjects on which the new secularists are either silent, delicate, or mendacious. —Eugene McCarraher, Commonweal, 15 June 2007 A choice item in the collection of mendacious stories that were circulated about Columbus after his…

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