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Pronounced: PAH-sum, adv

Notes: A really cool word that I wish I had known when doing document reviews


Yesterday’s word

The word skail, as a noun means “a scattering or dispersal”. As a verb, it means

  • to scatter out, spill, or disperse
  • to dismiss or to disband an assembly, group, etc
First usage

This word goes back to the early 1300s

Background

The origin is a little uncertain; it is from either Scottish or Scandinavian origin. A nice one-syllable alternative for disperse.

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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