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Defenestrate

Defenestrate is one of my favorite words. There is just something about it that sounds...cool. I first became acquainted with it when I was in my ninth grade English class. Since that time I have had moments in which I proudly engaged in acts of defenestration.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with it here is an easy definition.
de·fen·es·trate (dē-fĕn'ĭ-strāt') pronunciation
tr.v., -trat·ed, -trat·ing, -trates.

To throw out of a window.

In case you are wondering what made me think of sharing this with you I attribute it to Meryl's post here.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I like this word, too. Funny, that they made up a word for this semi-rare occurrence.
Jack Steiner said…
I enjoy finding obscure words.
Anonymous said…
I assume this is linguistically related to the Yiddish word פענסטער?