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# Word for the Day

cockamamie   Anything cockamamie is ridiculous and far-fetched. A cockamamie plan is not likely to work.   This is a silly-sounding word for things that are silly, ludicrous, foolish, and impractical. Faking your own kidnapping to get out of a math test is a cockamamie plan. Wearing a fake mustache everywhere for no reason is cockamamie. Lots of comedies…

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# Word for the Day

problematic   Something problematic poses a problem or causes difficulties. Your ambitions to become the next great leader of Spain are great, but your inability to speak Spanish might prove problematic.   Around 1600, the word problematical was shortened and problematic was born. Perhaps they wanted to make it less problematic for spellers. It’s an adjective that means tough, hard to solve,…