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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ASSIDUOUS - "Constant; persistent; industrious"

Constant

Persistant

Industrious


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From from the Indo-European root sed- (to sit) that is also the source of sit, chair, saddle, assess

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assiduous

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-SIJ-oo-uhs)adjective: Constant; persistent; industrious.

ETYMOLOGY:OU
From Latin assiduus, from assidere (to attend to, to sit down to), from ad- (toward) + sedere (to sit). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sed- (to sit) that is also the source of sit, chair, saddle, assess, sediment, soot, cathedral, and tetrahedron.

USAGE:
"The reason for his presence there [a Donald Duck statue in a temple garden] remains a mystery despite the author's most assiduous inquiries."
Jeff Kingston; Chiang Mai: Thailand's beguiling Rose of the North; The Japan Times (Tokyo); Jun 28, 2009.

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