# Word for the Day

Translating into coded form.   encipher   To encipher is to take a piece of information or a message and translate it into a coded form. You can encipher a note to your friend by replacing the letters with specific numbers.   If your friend enciphers an email before sending it, you’ll need to know what code they used…


# Word for the Day

Robin Hood is famous for doing this…   pilfer   To pilfer is to steal something, typically of small value. Minor thefts, like taking a roll of toilet paper out of a public bathroom or napkins from the Early Bird Buffet are what your grandfather, for example, might pilfer.   The verb pilfer comes from the Old French noun pelfre, meaning…