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Thursday, February 12, 2009

froward

\FROH-werd\ , adjective;
1.
not easily managed; contrary
Quotes:
The mule is a froward animal.
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Origin:
c. 1300, Old English fromweard "turned from or away," from from + -weard. The opposite of toward, it was Latin pervertus in early translations of the Psalms, and also meant "about to depart, departing," and "doomed to die."
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