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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for February 15, 2021 is:

durable • DUR-uh-bul  • adjective

: able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration; also : designed to be durable

Examples:

The couch is covered in an eye-catching yet durable fabric that will last for years.

“And yet books about United States presidents—biographies, autobiographies, tell-alls … —have been among the most durable literary genres since the presidency of George Washington.” — Christopher Borrelli, The Chicago Tribune, 12 Nov. 2020

Did you know?

Something durable lasts a long time, so it’s no surprise that the word comes to us, via Anglo-French, from the Latin verb durare, meaning “to last.” Other descendants of durare in English include during, endure, and durance (which now mostly turns up in the phrase “in durance vile,” a fancy way of saying “in prison”). Durable even has a near synonym in the much rarer perdurable, which combines durare with the prefix per- (meaning “throughout”) to create a word that can mean “lasting a very long time or indefinitely” or “eternal.”

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Ken Saunders is a freelance writer, gadget collector and Biohacker. Kens’ professional background is in Information Technology as well as Health and Wellness. His experience has given him a broad base from which to approach many topics. He especially enjoys researching and writing articles on the topics of Technology, Food, and all things Freelancing. His articles have appeared in many online sites, including Lifehack.media, Andrew Christian, Alltherooms.com and Vocal.media.You can learn more about his services at http://www.ken-saunders.info.

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