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# Movie Pick of the Week

Robin Williams toned down his usually manic comic approach in this successful period drama. In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and rather dull affair. Several of the students, however, have their thoughts on the learning process (and life itself) changed when a new teacher…

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# Word for the Day

To hinder or prevent…   thwart   A villain’s worst nightmare is the superhero who always seems to thwart his efforts, preventing him from carrying out his plans to take over the world.   Thwart is a word you’ll hear in a lot of action movies, and usually it’s the hero who is trying to thwart the evil…

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# Word for the Day

 A line of things, usually people. queue   A queue is a line of things, usually people. If you go to the store on a big sale day, there will probably be a long queue at the check-out.   Queue comes from the Latin cauda, for tail. Outside the United States it means a line of people or vehicles waiting their…