Word of the day

The word for today is…

inveterate (adj) – 1. Firmly and long established; deep-rooted.
2. Persisting in an ingrained habit.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 14th century, “old,” from Latin inveteratus “of long standing, chronic, old,” past participle of inveterare “become old in,” from in- “in, into” + verb from vetus (genitive veteris) “old”. From early 15th century as “firmly established by long continuance;” from circa 1500, of persons, “hardened, confirmed” (in habit, etc.).

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Peter is a fourth generation New Zealander, with both his mothers and fathers folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870’s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, two cats and assorted computers.

His work history has been in the timber, banking and real estate industries, and he’s now enjoying retirement. He has been interested in computers for over thirty years and is a strong advocate for free open source software. He is Chairman of the SeniorNet Hutt City Committee.