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Word of the Day — March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013 - Scott Viau
preemptive - PREE-emp-TIV - intended to forestall something - often an attack by disabling an enemy

Example: "In a New Yorker article about how democracy was saved after WWII, Louis Menand wrote, 'After the war was over, James Burnham recommended a preemptive nuclear strike against the Soviet Union...'"

 
 

 

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