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# Word for the Day

To be full of hot air… bombastic   To be bombastic is to be full of hot air — like a politician who makes grand promises and doesn’t deliver.   What does cotton padding have to do with the word bombastic? Bombast was cotton padding or stuffing in the 1500s. Bombastic evolved as an adjective to describe something (or someone!)…

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# Word for the Day

Being jokey and fun jocular   Do you like to make a lot of jokes? Are you often silly? Are you usually happy? If so, then you are a jocular person.   Being jocular has to do with being both jokey and fun. A jocular suggestion is not a serious suggestion — it’s a joke. Some people are more…

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# Word for the Day

To hug and kiss… canoodle   To canoodle is to embrace and fondle. Romantic couples canoodle.   When people are getting a little physical romantically, they’re canoodling. This somewhat silly-sounding word applies to somewhat innocent physical affection. For some reason, this word is used frequently by celebrity reporters who love to write about who a hunky actor or…

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