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# Word for the Day

To get angry easily… irascible   If you’re irascible, you get angry easily — perhaps blowing up in rage when someone brushes into you.   Irascible comes from the Latin root ira, which means “anger” or “rage,” the same root that gives us the word ire, “anger.” The -sc in the middle of irascible, means “becoming,” so irascible doesn’t just mean you’re angry —…

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# Word for the Day

Being calm.  Almost without emotion.   stoic   Being stoic is being calm and almost without any emotion. When you’re stoic, you don’t show what you’re feeling and you also accept whatever is happening.   The noun stoic is a person who’s not very emotional. The adjective stoicdescribes any person, action, or thing that seems emotionless and almost blank. Mr. Spock,…

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# Movie Pick of the Week

    In an attempt to discover what awaits us after death, med-school buddies Nelson Wright (Keifer Sutherland), Rachel Mannus (Julia Roberts), Joe Hurley (William Baldwin), David Labraccio (Kevin Bacon), and Randy Steckle (Oliver Platt) concoct a plan to temporarily “flatline” themselves one at a time, stopping all brain activity, to briefly experience death before…