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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  26/JUN/2010 2:36 AM
Assunto:  Secret & Secrecy
 
Mensagem:  from Merriam-Webster Unabbridged:
 
Main Entry: se·cre·cy    Pronunciation Guide
Pronunciation: primarystresssemacronkrschwasemacron, -si
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): -es
Etymology: alteration (influenced by -cy) of earlier secretie, from Middle English secretee, from secre secret (from Middle French secré, from Latin secretus) + -tee, -te -ty
1 a : the habit or practice of keeping secrets or maintaining privacy or concealment : SECRETIVENESS <secrecy is an inherent feature of all governmental administration -- C.J.Friedrich> <readily assured her of his secrecy -- Jane Austen> b : the condition of being hidden or concealed <complete secrecy surrounded the meeting -- Current History>
2 : something concealed or concealing : MYSTERY, SECRET <the footsteps ... sounded peculiarly soft and harmless in the gentle secrecy of dusk -- Elinor Wylie>
3 obsolete a : confidential relationship : intimate confidence : TRUST b : PRIVACY, SECLUSION


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Secret & Secrecy  –  Deivis  26/JUN/2010, 2:33 AM
 Secret & Secrecy  –  Dale-USA  26/JUN/2010, 2:36 AM
Secret & Secrecy  –  PPAULO  26/JUN/2010, 9:00 AM
Secret & Secrecy  –  PPAULO  26/JUN/2010, 9:32 AM
Secret & Secrecy  –  Dale-USA  26/JUN/2010, 1:33 PM
Secret & Secrecy  –  PPAULO  26/JUN/2010, 4:22 PM
Secret & Secrecy  –  Deivis  27/JUN/2010, 5:08 AM
Secret & Secrecy  –  PPAULO  27/JUN/2010, 8:38 AM

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