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[word-lover] 【整理】2016-04-25 How to Use a Word

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[Homework]2016-04-25 How to Use a Word

Today's word is juxtapose, spelled J-U-X-T-A-P-O-S-E.

Juxtapose is a verb that means to place side by side as to compare or contrast. Here is the word used in a sentence from The LA Times by Carolina Miranda.

ESPN posted an image of poverty outside Havana's sports stadium last week, to juxtapose the well-kept stadium with the shabby neighborhood around it.

A back-formation is a word that has come about through the removal of a prefix or a suffix from a longer word. Etymologists think juxtapose is a back-formation that was created when people trimmed down the noun juxtaposition. Historical evidence supports the idea: juxtaposition was showing up in English documents as early as 1654, but juxtapose didn't appear until 1851. Juxtaposition is itself thought to be a combination of the Latin word juxta, meaning near, and the English word position.

I'm Peter Sokolowski with your Word of the Day.

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