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Word of the Week--"sincere"
Definition-- without false appearance or nature, genuine or true.
 
 
Discussion--Sincere is often a closing for business letters that may or may not be sincere in their content. "I mean it sincerely" is a phrase that if stated probably indicates a lack of sincerity or an unexpected need to defend one's sincerity. 

Etymology--Sincere comes from the Latin SineCera which means "without wax". It is believed that Roman stone carvers would fill building columns with wax and pretend they were solid. In time, things that were authentic or pure came to be known as sine cera.
The languages below all show the same derivation.

   Foreign Translations
French:  sincère
Italian and Spanish:  sincero

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