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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

TEMERARIOUS: "recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash"

temerarious \tem-uh-RAIR-ee-uhs\, adjective:
Recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash.

Becket's slayers insist that the king had indeed authorized or directed murder, an interpretation fortified by Henry's known enmity toward the temerarious priest for protesting the subordination of ecclesiastical to secular authority.
-- Bruce Fein, "Free speech or call to violence?", Washington Times, April 10, 2001

Temerarious comes from Latin temerarius, "rash," from temere, "rashly, heedlessly."
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