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# Word for the Day

 To correct or revise a piece of writing…. emend   When you emend a piece of writing, you correct or revise it. If you are asked to emend a report, that just means you need to go through it and make revisions.   Emend is similar in spelling and pronunciation to another word, amend, and there’s a slight overlap in meaning…

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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!)…