This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...cultured person is most surely distinguished from the uncultured."--Richard Grant White. Damiens--da'-mi-enz; Fr. pron. da-me-aN'. For 3.N, see p. 26. damned (adj.)--damd; in serious discourse, dam'-ngd. Walker remarks: "This word, in familiar language, is scarcely ever used as an adjective, and pronounced in one syllable, but by the lowest vulgar and profane; in serious speaking it ought always, like cursed, to be pronounced in two. Thus in Shakespeare: 'But, O, what damned minutes teiis he o'er Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongiy ioves.'" damned (part.)--damd, not dam'-ngd. "He that believeth not, shall be damned." decollete--da-kol-ta', not da-k6l'-ta, nor, as I once heard the word pronounced, dgk-ui-gt'. decorative--dgk'-o-ra-tiv. There is a tendency to pronounce this word de-koY-a-tiv. It should not be encouraged. decorous--de-ko'-rus or dgk'-o-rus. See canorous. Walker observes: "An uneducated English speaker is very apt to pronounce this word with the accent on the first syllable, according to the analogy of his own language; but a learned ear would be as much shocked at such a departure from classical propriety, as in the words sonorous and canorous." decorum--de-ko'-rum. See abdomen. decrepit--de-krep'-it, not de-krep'-Id. Almost always mispronounced. dedeco rou s--de-dek'-o-ru s. defalcate--de-fal'-kat, not de-fol'-kat. Remember that the second syllable in this word is fdl, not fdl. defalcation--de-fal-ka'-shun, not de-fol-ka'shtin. Worcester makes the first syllable def. defalcator--deT-al-ka-tor. defamatory--de-fam'-a-to-ri, not de-fa'-mato-ri. desist--de-sist'. Sheridan says dg-zist'. Des Moines--de moin. Desmoulins--da-moo-laV. For Sn, see p. 26. desolate--des'-o-lat, not deV-o-lat. desolation--des-...
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