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# Word for the Day

When you make a lot of noise… ruckus   When you raise a ruckus you make a lot of noise. A ruckus can be the sound of an argument, the noise of soccer fans celebrating a victory, or it could be two-year-olds banging on pots and pans.   Ruckus sounds like what it means — loud and maybe a little…

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Cheap, shoddy, or tasteless…   tawdry   Tawdry means cheap, shoddy, or tasteless. It can be used to describe almost anything from clothes to people to even events or affairs.   You know that shiny black slip you picked up for nothing at a garage sale and used as the skirt of your lion-tamer Halloween costume?…

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Wildly out of control…   amuck   When things go amuck, they are wildly out of control. Someone running amuck is showing no self-control.   This is a word that has to do with chaos and disorder. A riot is an example of people running amuck. In a cafeteria, if people are yelling and throwing food, they are…

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  The wielding of power through cruelty and terror… despotism   Despotism is a way of ruling in which the leader has total, unchecked power. Joseph Stalin purged the Soviet Union of all his opponents in order to rule the country through despotism. He didn’t have many friends.   Despotism can also describe tyranny, the wielding of power…