Word of the Day: DEVENUSTATE

from late Latin devenustare (to disfigure, deform),
from de- venustare (to beautify), venustus (beautiful)

“…but that Christ and his Servants may have comfort and stability amongst us, that those who Rule would fence the Vine, Learning, against beasts of Prey, and Foxes of spoil, who would rejoyce to see what yet remains of beauty and order, devenustated and exposed to shame and dishonour…”

From: An Humble Apologie for Learning and Learned men
By Edward Waterhouse, 1653

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