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Did you know that enervate means “to weaken”?

I thought it meant “to strengthen” – I’ve been using it the wrong way all this time.

Oh, mendacious memory! These fallacious confidences beguile me at every turn.

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  1. Because it doesn’t sound like what it is. To avoid a mendacious malapropism the poor little word has to travel upstream on the synapses of your language. It enervates mine just thinking about it!

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