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# Word for the Day

 To Leave Very Suddenly… skedaddle   When you skedaddle, you leave very suddenly. A kid who breaks a window with her baseball might decide to skedaddle before her neighbor comes home from work.   You might decide to skedaddle from your aunt’s party before she starts showing the slides from her vacation ten years ago, or skedaddle from…

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# Word for the Day

To be full of hot air… bombastic   To be bombastic is to be full of hot air — like a politician who makes grand promises and doesn’t deliver.   What does cotton padding have to do with the word bombastic? Bombast was cotton padding or stuffing in the 1500s. Bombastic evolved as an adjective to describe something (or someone!)…

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# Word for the Day

Being jokey and fun jocular   Do you like to make a lot of jokes? Are you often silly? Are you usually happy? If so, then you are a jocular person.   Being jocular has to do with being both jokey and fun. A jocular suggestion is not a serious suggestion — it’s a joke. Some people are more…