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# Word for the Day

Anything that makes you sad, gloomy, or mournful can be called….   lugubrious   Funerals are lugubrious. So are rainy days and Mondays. Lugubrious comes from the Latin verb lūgēre, “to mourn.” You can also listen to the sound of the word: lugubrious sounds slow, heavy, and sad. Sometimes, just the “feel” of a word is enough to clue you…

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# Movie Pick of the Week

From writer/director Armando Iannucci, IN THE LOOP is a crackerjack political satire centered on the Machiavellian art of spin in the 24-hour news cycle — where one’s choice of words can, in a heartbeat, affect international diplomacy and where language isn’t so much a virus, as a veritable weapon of mass destruction. Starring Tom Hollander,…

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