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# Word for the Day

Comes from Old English and is a formal way to say “former.” erstwhile   If your dad used to play in a punk band, but is now a computer programmer, you could call him an erstwhile punk rocker. Erstwhile means “former.”    You can go to your class reunion 20 years after you graduate high school and see your…

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  A person’s actions if they are evil or wicked…. nefarious   Batman and Superman are always fighting evildoers and stopping their nefarious plots.   Nefarious comes from the Latin nefas “crime, impiety.” If something is nefarious, it is criminal, evil, malicious and wicked. Thinking of superheroes can help you remember the meaning of the word, but it is often used…