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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!
Disgusting - "Offensive to the taste physically, morally, or aesthetically.” Originally had a literal sense of causing nausea. From the Latin prefix dis meaning “opposite of” and the Latin verb gustare meaning “taste.” (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – gustatory, gusto, ragout (stew), Angus, choose (from root geus-)

Sample sentence – “I think it’s disgusting when they eat the insects and local delicacies during immunity challenges on Survivor.”

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...in a storm.