I’m always conscious of the words that appear in the books I read, looking for those words which I don’t know. I’ve had the word “divagate” in my list of interesting words for a while, long enough that I forget where it came from. I found two definitions for the word. A literal meaning of “to wander or drift about” and a more figurative meaning of “to ramble or digress.” I suspect that it was the latter term that I found this word meaning in my reading, but since my list of words omits their sources (an error I’ll need to correct), I can’t say for certain.






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