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Word of the Day: aloof

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An aloof person is distracted or otherwise not attentive. Behind aloof is luff, a gadget that enabled a ship to change directions. The luff was positioned on a [&hellip…

Word of the Day: bastion

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A bastion is a stronghold, preserving something in short supply. But a bastion is a stronghold in a more literal sense, too. It’s a fortress. Knowing that, you [&hellip…

Word of the Day: pool

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Depending on your preference, pool is where you swim or the game of billiards. Or you could use it as a verb if you’re talking about collective action. [&hellip…

Word of the Day: camera

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The camera enables us to keep a photographic journal of our summer vacations. But in Latin, camera means “vaulted chamber.” So in some European countries, a camera became [&hellip…

Word of the Day: pozole

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Pozole is a one-pot stew that Mexicans have long used for feeding crowds. This pork-and-hominy stew has different versions. But you’ll need cilantro and some chile peppers to [&hellip…

Word of the Day: moxie

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The word moxie is an American original, and one that isn’t easily defined. Someone with moxie has initiative and courage, spirit and fortitude. If you’ve got moxie, you’ve got [&hellip…

Word of the Day: johnnycake

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Johnnycakes may sound like an obscure food, but they’ve been eaten here since before the Revolutionary War. Preserved by Rhode Island, johnnycakes are kind of like cornmeal pancakes, [&hellip…

Word of the Day: jacquard

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Jacquard is a fabric with an intricately detailed design, like a curtain with the outline of a constellation. It’s made on a Jacquard loom, named for its inventor, [&hellip…