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# Word for the Day

To be calm and relaxed… unflappable   To be unflappable is to be calm and relaxed, even in a stressful situation. A confident person is usually unflappable.   Some people get nervous and jittery under pressure, while others are unflappable. If you’re unflappable, you stay calm, relaxed, and poised no matter what’s happening. A good kindergarten teacher stays…

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# Word for the Day

A strategic move… gambit   A gambit is a strategic move, often in chess but also in politics or business, where a player sacrifices something up front for future gain.   The noun gambit comes from an Italian word, gambetto, which means “tripping up.” When you make an opening move, offer something, or start a conversation with something that seems…

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# Word for the Day

To be decorated with adornments spangled   To be spangled is to be decorated with beads, jewels, sequins, or other adornments. The American flag is called star-spangled, because it is full of stars.   Something spangled is covered with little decorations. A shirt with rhinestones all over it is spangled. A hat with little jewels on it…

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# Movie Pick of the Week

Robin Williams toned down his usually manic comic approach in this successful period drama. In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and rather dull affair. Several of the students, however, have their thoughts on the learning process (and life itself) changed when a new teacher…