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# Word for the Day

A careful consideration of all circumstances   circumspect   If you are circumspect, you think carefully before doing or saying anything. A good quality in someone entrusted with responsibility, though sometimes boring in a friend.   The word circumspect was borrowed from Latin circumspectus, from circumspicere “to be cautious.” The basic meaning of Latin circumspicere is “to look around.” Near synonyms are prudent and cautious, though circumspect implies…

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# Word for the Day

An action being compared to another greater action…   tantamount   When something is tantamount to another thing it is essentially its equivalent. For some animal activists, wearing fur is tantamount to murder.   Tantamount often refers to an action or thing being compared to another greater action or quality, as in, “Missing your finals is tantamount to dropping out of college.”…