Perpend - #459


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Dec 22 2018 15

Today’s word of the day is perpend, P-E-R-P-E-N-D. Perpend is a verb that means to ponder. 

The Latin word word perpendere (Per PEN dare ay), which means ‘to weigh’ may seem like a strange origin for a word that means ‘to ponder.’ But keep in mind that when pondering something, you are weighing it in your mind. Dad can be very deliberate when choosing a movie to see. He tends to perpend the choices for a while, then he makes a final decision hours later.

The spelling of perpend is P-E-R-P-E-N-D.