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Etymology Word of the Week

Director of Admissions, Pat O'Rourke '90 self-proclaimed "word nerd," brings you his Etymology Word of the Week. Every other week, he presents an online Etymology lesson just for fun!
Concession - "The act of yielding or conceding or granting, especially in argumentation.” OR “The grant of a space within certain premises for a subsidiary business.”  From the Latin prefix con meaning “together, with” and the Latin verb cedere meaning “yield, go, move, give way.”  (All information is from, and/or

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – intercession/intercede, recession/recede, succession/succeed, secession/secede, excess/excede, antecedent, necessary, procession/proceed, incessant, etc., etc.

Sample sentence – “I was at the concession stand buying some popcorn when the candidate began his concession speech.”

GUESS THE APHORISM:  Don’t hide your light... (scroll for answer)

...under a bushel.