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Subject: Word of the Day Date: 7/1/2013 4:11 AM
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Word of the Day Monday, July 01, 2013

muster

\ MUHS-ter \ ,
verb;

1.to gather, summon, rouse (often followed by up): He mustered all his courage.
2.to assemble (troops, a ship's crew, etc.), as for battle, display, inspection, orders, or discharge.
3.to assemble for inspection, service, etc., as troops or forces.
4.to come together; collect; assemble; gather.

noun:
1.an assembling of troops or persons for formal inspection or other purposes.
2.an assemblage or collection.
3.the act of mustering.
4.Also called muster roll. (formerly) a list of the persons enrolled in a military or naval unit.

Quotes:
She stopped at one point and shut her eyes, trying to muster her strength.
-- Terry Brooks, High Druid of Shannara , 2005

Teresa had not been aware of this, and Bruce, though dimly aware, hadn't been able to muster up enough energy to be concerned.
-- Cheryl Strayed, Torch , 2007

Origin:
Muster originally came from the Latin word monstrare meaning "to show." It is also related to the more common English word monster.
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