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Today's Word "Prudential"

prudential /proo-DEN-shuhl/ (adjective) - 1 : Of or relating to prudence. 2 : Exercising good judgment, common sense, forethought, caution, etc.

"While agreeing that prudential reasons could be mounted on either side of the argument, Meghan felt that there were persuasive reasons not to go to war against Iraq."

From Middle English prudence, from Middle French, from Latin prudentia, contraction of providentia, from provident-, present participle stem of providere (to provide). The words improvise, provide, provident, proviso, purvey, all derive from the same root.


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