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# Word for the Day

To be decorated with adornments spangled   To be spangled is to be decorated with beads, jewels, sequins, or other adornments. The American flag is called star-spangled, because it is full of stars.   Something spangled is covered with little decorations. A shirt with rhinestones all over it is spangled. A hat with little jewels on it…

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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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