When heaven forfends which does it
do: avert or destroy?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
To avert is to forfend. The word was
coined by combining the words for and
fend; the latter derives from the Latin
defendere, to ward off.
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