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Word of the Day: seed

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Seeds are the small, but only in size. In stature, they’re indispensable. Seed comes from sow, meaning to scatter the seeds so that they’ll grow. Sow also gave [&hellip…

Word of the Day: crop

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Crop is the harvest of a type plant, grouping its many varieties as a unit. But originally crop referred to a bird’s craw — its stomach, where it [&hellip…

Word of the Day: hypertufa

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Hypertufa may be new to you.  English dictionaries don’t even list it. The operable word is tufa, the rock deposits that form at the bottom of bodies of [&hellip…

Word of the Day: prune

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Prunes are plums that have been completely dried out, so these summer fruits can be enjoyed year-round. The dried fruit, however, is quite different from the original: Three [&hellip…

Word of the Day: office

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The office is where you work. In Latin, the earliest predecessors of office referred to a kind of duty or service. Hence the term Divine Office for the [&hellip…

Word of the Day: noon

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When the clock strikes 12 p.m., we say noon. But why? Noon is from the Latin nona, meaning “ninth.” But the Romans began counting at sunrise, roughly 6 [&hellip…

Word of the Day: prime

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Prime describes what’s first in excellence, rank, or degree. The prime minister is the highest-ranking official. The prime interest rate is a bank’s best rate. In math, a [&hellip…

Word of the Day: laud

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Laud means “to praise.” But the word comes from a much deeper form of praise. Capitalize the L and add an S, and you have Lauds, one of [&hellip…