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# Word for the Day

“deliberately rude”   churlish   A churlish person is one whose middle name might as well be Rude. He’s the one who was never taught to mind his manners and avoid telling vulgar jokes at the dinner table.   Churlish has its origins in late Old English, but its modern-day meaning of “deliberately rude” developed in the 14th century.…

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# Word for the Day

Showy, bright and definitely tacky… gaudy   Something that’s gaudy is showy, bright and definitely tacky. So think twice about that gaudy rainbow-colored suit and shiny gold shoes ensemble.   Gaudy is an adjective that means “ostentatious” — in other words, flashy and in your face, and not in a good way. Someone in a gaudy outfit is probably trying…

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# Word for the Day

Peaceful or Happy… halcyon   An old man watching his grandchildren play might look back fondly on his halcyon days, remembering the peaceful, happy time of his youth.   The word halcyon comes from a story in Greek mythology about the halcyon bird, which had the power to calm the rough ocean waves every December so she could nest. Like those…