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# Word for the Day

to warm yourself either literally or figuratively…     bask   To bask in something is to take it in, receive its warmth, or bathe in its goodness. On the first warm day of the spring, you may bask in the sunshine. When you win the Pulitzer, you bask in your own glory.   In Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” Jaques…

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Dumbfounded or bewildered… flummox   Does the word flummox bewilder, confound, dumbfound and generally mystify you? Well, fear no more, because flummox means all of these things!   Things that flummox you are probably not that serious, and often pretty amusing and informal: a TV remote or a crossword puzzle, for example, rather than something major like why your…

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An old-fashioned way to say, “Over there.”   yonder   Yonder is an old-fashioned way to say, “Over there.” When your sister asks where you parked the car, you might jokingly reply, “Yonder, by the fire hydrant.”   Some dialects in various parts of the United States still use the word yonder, usually to specify something that’s…