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# Word for the Day

A friend or a pal… chum   A chum is a friend or a pal. You and your best chums might spend the weekend camping together.   The informal word chum is more common in Britain than the US, but you can still talk about your school chums or the new chum you made on a Caribbean cruise. Another kind of chum couldn’t…

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# Word for the Day

When you can’t or won’t believe something…   incredulous   If you are incredulous that means you can’t or won’t believe something. If you tell people about those aliens you met the other night, they’ll probably give you an incredulous look.   Incredulous is the opposite of credulous, which means “believing too easily.” Both words come from the Latin word credere, which…

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# Word for the Day

Insulting or contemptuous…   snide   Snide means insulting or contemptuous in an indirect way. If your friend is wearing too much purple eye shadow and your other friend whispers to you, “What? Was she in a car wreck?” that’s a snidecomment.   Snide remarks are the kinds of things people say with a sneer on their face.…

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# Movie Pick of the Week

    Record-breaking winner of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Score, this epic masterpiece stars Charlton Heston (“The Ten Commandments,” “Touch of Evil”) in the title role of a rebellious Israelite Jew who takes on the Roman Empire during the time of Christ. Featuring one of the most famous action…

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