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# Word for the Day

 If you’re mad but acting happy…. facade   A facade is the front of a building, or a kind of front people put up emotionally. If you’re mad but acting happy, you’re putting up a facade.   This word has to do with the outer layer of something. One sense has to do with the front or outside…

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# Word for the Day

to warm yourself either literally or figuratively…     bask   To bask in something is to take it in, receive its warmth, or bathe in its goodness. On the first warm day of the spring, you may bask in the sunshine. When you win the Pulitzer, you bask in your own glory.   In Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” Jaques…

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# Word for the Day

Dumbfounded or bewildered… flummox   Does the word flummox bewilder, confound, dumbfound and generally mystify you? Well, fear no more, because flummox means all of these things!   Things that flummox you are probably not that serious, and often pretty amusing and informal: a TV remote or a crossword puzzle, for example, rather than something major like why your…

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