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Word of the Day for Thursday, February 12, 2009

froward \FROH-werd\, adjective:

not easily managed; contrary

The mule is a froward animal.

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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