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Abur­rir — Ab­hor

The Eng­lish ab­hor is a SAT word mean­ing “to hate”, as we all know.

But who would’ve thunk that it’s re­lat­ed to the com­mon Span­ish word abur­rir, mean­ing “bor­ing”?

Abur­rir comes di­rect­ly from the Latin ab­hor­rere mean­ing ex­act­ly what it seems to.

And Ah­hor­rere it­self brings us oth­er Eng­lish words, like hor­ror.

So — to be bor­ing is ac­tu­al­ly hor­ri­ble, by de­f­i­n­i­tion!


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