Fake Etymologies

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am‧biv‧a‧lence, n. /æmˈbɪv.ə.ləns/

Prefix “ambi-” (“both”) originally attached to “valance.” Literally “both curtains,” refers to an inability to make a decision – lacking strong feelings one way or another on a trivial decision, such as choosing curtains.