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today's wwftd is... compenetrate

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    the worthless word for the day is: compenetrate [med. L compenetrare] to penetrate throughout: pervade, permeate thus, compenetration : pervasive penetration,
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      the worthless word for the day is: compenetrate

      [med. L compenetrare]
      to penetrate throughout: pervade, permeate
      thus, compenetration : pervasive penetration,
      mutual permeation

      (not to be confused with contemperation)

      "..the world of power, of influence, and of state,
      the world which made laws as best suited it, and
      executed them, the world that loved earthly
      prosperity and hated faith, felt itself surrounded,
      filled, compenetrated by a mysterious system, which
      spread, no one could see how, and exercised an
      influence derived no one knew whence."
      - Nicholas Wiseman, Fabiola (1855)

      "And this absoption, sir, and compenetration of the
      two ideas--land into people, people into land--the
      exposition of which might, in good hands, be made
      beautiful--is a fruitful germ of Patriotism..."
      - John Wilson, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1849)

      contemperation - obs. : accommodation; also, compromise

      -tsuwm
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