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# Word for the Day

Lasting forever… perpetuity   The word perpetuity means the property of being perpetual, or lasting forever. The perpetuity of an eternal flame means that it will burn forever, while an ordinary candle flame will eventually extinguish.   First appearing in the 15th century, the noun perpetuity derives from the Latin word perpetuus meaning “continuing throughout.” It can mean the quality of being perpetual,…

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# Word for the Day

A coincidental event     happenstance   A happenstance is a coincidental event. If you call your brother on the phone, that’s intentional. If you bump into him in a restaurant, it’s happenstance.   Happenstance is a combination of the words, happen and circumstance. Whereas circumstances are the conditions that surround an event, happenstance is the event itself. If…

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# Word for the Day

Chaos, total and utter craziness   pandemonium   Pandemonium is chaos, total and utter craziness — like the stampede after your team won the championship, when everyone spilled onto the field at once, bouncing off each other.   If you look carefully at the word pandemonium, you’ll see the word demoninside it. This makes sense, since the word pandemonium was…