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# Word for the Day

To persuade by using insincere compliments or promises…     cajole   If you say “Please, pretty-please, I’ll be your best friend,” when asking for a stick of gum, you are cajoling the gum holder.   The origin of this word is probably a blend of two French words meaning “to chatter like a jaybird” and “to…

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# Movie Pick of the Week

Steve Carell, Hollywood’s leading funnyman, stars in the hilarious comedy that’s bursting with charm — a movie you’ll watch again and again. Advice columnist Dan Burns (Carell) is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated…

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# Word for the Day

A word that sounds like its meaning….   onomatopoeia   Boom! Bang! Crash! When a word is formed from the sound that an associated thing makes, call it an example of onomatopoeia.   In Greek, onomatopoeia (on-uh-mah-tuh-PEE-ah) simply means “word-making,” but in English it refers to a very specific process of word-making: an attempt to capture the sound…