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# Word for the Day

Shoddy stuff… schlock   Schlock is cheap, shoddy stuff that’s for sale. You might browse through a gift shop hoping to buy the perfect memento, but find nothing but schlock.   Schlock isn’t made well, and it’s not really worth much. It’s an informal word for trashy, junky merchandise — or trashy, low-rent movies, TV shows, or…

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To act snobby and superior… supercilious   Supercilious people think very highly of themselves, more highly than of others. If your sister tends to act snobby and superior, you can describe her as supercilious.   You might expect Nobel Prize winners to be supercilious — after all, they’ve reached the very heights of their profession. But one-on-one,…

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# Word for the Day

 Can be playful or just plain annoying… coy   Take the adjective coy for a person who pretends to be shy but really isn’t, or someone who could give a definite answer but won’t. Coy behavior can be playful or just plain annoying.   Originally meaning “quiet and shy,” today someone who is coy pretends to be shy in…