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Word of the Day: beguine

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In the Middle Ages, Beguine was a group of ascetic women in Europe who lived communally. In the 1930s, beguine made a comeback as the name of a [&hellip…

Word of the Day: drink

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Be sure to have plenty to drink this summer. What’s to say about drink? Just a few words about its confusing conjugation as a verb. The present tense [&hellip…

Word of the Day: mojito

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Celebrate summer by mixing up a mojito: lime juice, sugar, and crushed mint leaves are combined with white rum and soda water for this Cuban favorite. Legend traces [&hellip…

Word of the Day: potpourri

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Potpourri can be a natural air freshener, with various dried flower petals and spices in a jar. With that in mind, it may seem unfortunate to learn that [&hellip…

Word of the Day: archipelago

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An archipelago is a group of many small things clustered in a larger area, like an archipelago of single-family homes. But it originally referred to the Aegean Sea. [&hellip…

Word of the Day: raffish

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Someone raffish is unusually vulgar, with no respect for common decency or even other people. Within raffish, we’ll find raff—yes, as in riffraff. Riffraff merely means that someone [&hellip…

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…