Sunday, January 03, 2016

Word of the day: perseverate

The word of the day is perseverate:

to repeat something insistently or redundantly


"Lula feels any social rejection acutely. She has memorized the birthdays of all of her friends but knows she is only invited to two parties a year. On a recent afternoon, as she arranged and rearranged her Hello Kitty-themed room, she perseverated about not seeing her friends at camp and about not wanting to get older."

 - Apoorva Mandavilli, "The Lost Girls", 19 October 2015 (

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