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# Word for the Day

 Making small talk with various people… schmooze   When you schmooze at a party, you chat with many different people. Being able to schmooze casually and confidently is a good quality in a hostess or a politician.   If you say, “I just want to stop by the reception and schmooze for a little bit,” it means you’re going to see…

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# Word for the Day

 A lively, fancy word for “fussy.” persnickety   Persnickety is a lively, fancy word for “fussy.” If you’ve sent your salad back to the kitchen three times, you might be a persnickety eater.   The adjective persnickety sounds prickly like a porcupine, and persnickety people can indeed be sharp and prickly when they don’t get things precisely as they wish. I…

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# Word for the Day

Proper and polite behavior.     decorum   Decorum is proper and polite behavior. If you let out a big belch at a fancy dinner party, you’re not showing much decorum.   This noun is from Latin decōrus “proper, becoming, handsome,” from décor “beauty, grace,” which is also the source of English décor. The corresponding adjective is decorous, meaning “well-behaved in a particular…