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Word of the Day: Elicit and Illicit

Jul 16, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

Word of the Day: Elicit and Illicit

by Jul 16, 2019The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day0 comments

elicit  /  e-lic-it / ĭ-lĭs-ĭt
verb
 
1.     to draw forth, to evoke
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Horace 65 B.C.- 8 B.C.
 
illicit  /  Il-lic-it / ĭ-lĭs-ĭt
adjective
 
1.     not according to law; illegal
Never seek illicit wealth.
Confucius 551-479 BC
2.     not permitted or allowed, against common standards or customs
We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposes to rob us of their companionship.
James Harvey Robinson, 1863 – 1936

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at DG.2019@5630mail.org.

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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