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The Quandary for today, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, consists of:
  • pisher
  • cutify
  • wheedle
  • immix
Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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Definitions Of Today's Words:

1. A bedwetter. 2. A young, inexperienced person. 3. An insignificant person: a nobody.
  1. (from the Latin word for skin, "cutis") To form skin, as, the wound area was left to cutify.
  2. (from "cute" + "-ify", perhaps modeled on "beautify") To make cute, as, she cutified her room.

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for September 30, 2014 is:

wheedle • \WEE-dul\  • verb
1 : to influence or entice by soft words or flattery 2 : to gain or get by coaxing or flattering 3 : to use soft words or flattery

Suzie wheedled the babysitter into letting her stay up an hour past her bedtime.

"I still make fruitcake, using a recipe that is mostly fruit and nuts and not much cake. My dad owned a locker plant and butcher shop, and wheedled the recipe out of a customer in the 1950s." — Joan Daniels, Kansas City Star, August 12, 2014

Did you know?
Wheedle has been a part of the English lexicon since the mid-17th century, though no one is quite sure how the word made its way into English. (It has been suggested that the term may have derived from an Old English word that meant "to beg," but this is far from certain.) Once established in the language, however, wheedle became a favorite of some of the language’s most illustrious writers. Wheedle and related forms appear in the writings of Wordsworth, Dickens, Kipling, Dryden, Swift, Scott, Tennyson, and Pope, among others.

immix: to mix in; mingle.

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