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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…

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# Word for the Day

Celebration of an anniversary of a special event… jubilee   A jubilee is the celebration of the anniversary of a special event, or it’s the anniversary itself. Which basically means it’s a birthday party.   Here’s something you might not know: the word jubilee comes from the Hebrew word yobel, which means “ram’s horn trumpet.” If you’ve ever celebrated the…

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