Saturday, September 05, 2015

Word of the day: irremissible

The word of the day is irremissible:

  1. not remissible; unpardonable, as a sin.
  2. unable to be remitted or postponed, as a duty.

"Naturally they do not renounce their beliefs, but one does notice in them the desire even to desert because of the misery they find themselves in; and if they do not do so, it is for the fear they have of being shot by a firing squad, which their chief Zapata would irremissibly do."

 - John Womack quoting Juan Sarabia in Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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