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# Word for the Day

Devastation or total mayhem…     havoc   Havoc is a noun that means devastation or total mayhem. Havoc often wreaked by hurricanes, angry mobs, plundering Vikings, and wild parties that get out of control.   If we trace havoc way back, we arrive at a crossroads. Some people believe that the word comes from the Old French havot, meaning “plundering,…

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Polite and a little shy… demure   A demure person can be described as polite and a little shy. A demure outfit is a modest one––think high neckline and low hem. To demur is to show reluctance or to hesitate, like not quite getting in the car when someone opens the door, but demure isalways an adjective describing a modest, reserved, or shy…

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A large book tome   A tome is a large book. If you’re pre-med, chances are you’re going to have one heck of a tome for your biology class. Tome is often used to refer to a book that is not only really large but also unusually important.   If you generally carry more than one tome to class, invest in a bag…