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# Word for the Day

Indulging in talking for talking’s sake… garrulous   A garrulous person just won’t stop talking (and talking, and talking, and talking…).   Garrulous comes from the Latin word garrire for “chattering or prattling.” If someone is garrulous, he doesn’t just like to talk; he indulges in talking for talking’s sake — whether or not there’s a real conversation going on.…

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# Word for the Day

Something that’s being prepared…   afoot   Something that’s afoot is already happening, underway, or being prepared. You might reassure your fellow French club members that plans are afoot for a fund raiser to support your upcoming trip to Québec.   People frequently say that plans are afoot when they’ve started preparing for a party, an election campaign, a…

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# Word for the Day

Language that is overused or trite… hackneyed   Hackneyed is a word for language that doesn’t pack a punch since it’s overused and trite. “Roses are red, violets are…” — enough already?! That’s hackneyed stuff.   Hackneyed is usually used to describe tired writing, but you can also refer to the hackneyed plots of television sit-coms or…