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Word of the Week – April 2, 2022

Adjure

[ə-DJUR]

Verb

Middle English, 14th century

Urge or request (someone) solemnly or earnestly to do something.  Stems from late Middle English via the Latin “adjurare,” from “ad-” meaning “to” plus “jurare” “swear” (from jus, jur- ‘oath’).

Example: I often have to adjure myself to finish working on my latest novel.

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