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# Word for the Day

Eager for war… bellicose   If you walk into a high school where you know no one, find the toughest looking girl in the halls and tell her she’s ugly, them’s fighting words. Or bellicose ones. Bellicose means eager for war.   Bellicose is from Latin bellum “war.” A near synonym is belligerent, from the same Latin noun. You may wonder if they’re…

The Hashtag


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# Word for the Day

To stand firm   staunch   As an adjective, staunch means firm. You might want to go to that concert Friday night, but your parents’ staunch opposition prevents you.   Staunch is sometimes used as a verb to mean “to stop the flow of a liquid,” but most usage books will tell you it’s better to use the…