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Word of the Day: Gainsay

gainsay [geyn-sey, geyn-sey] verb 1. to deny, dispute, or contradict. 2. to speak or act against; oppose.   “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” – Bill Clinton   Bill gainsaid his relationship with Miss Lewinsky.  Unfortunately for Bill, a picture (not to mention a detailed investigation by Kenneth Starr) … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Formal Definition: something to say when you have nothing to say. My Definition: Disney at it’s finest. Mary Poppins is a film that honors the far reaches of the imagination.  From a flying nanny to chalk drawings that came to … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Illuminati

il·lu·mi·na·ti [ih-loo-muh-nah-tee, -ney-tahy] noun 1. persons possessing, or claiming to possess, superior enlightenment. 2. The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, “enlightened”) is a name given to several groups, both historical and modern, and both real and fictitious. Historically, the name refers specifically to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: E.vil

e·vil –adjective 1. morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked: evil deeds; an evil life. 2. harmful; injurious: evil laws. 3. characterized or accompanied by misfortune or suffering; unfortunate; disastrous: to be fallen on evil days. 4. due to actual or … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Franchise

fran·chise 1. a privilege of a public nature conferred on an individual, group, or company by a government. 2. the right or license granted by a company to an individual or group to market its products or services in a … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Saccharine

sac·cha·rine –adjective 1. of the nature of or resembling that of sugar: a powdery substance with a saccharine taste. 2. containing or yielding sugar. 3. very sweet to the taste; sugary: a saccharine dessert. 4. cloyingly agreeable or ingratiating: a … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: War (USC Trojans Vs. Oregon Ducks)

war –noun 1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air. 2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations: The … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Cacophony

ca·coph·o·ny [kuh-kof-uh-nee] –noun 1. harsh discordance of sound; dissonance: a cacophony of hoots, cackles, and wails. 2. a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds: the cacophony produced by city traffic at midday. 3. Music . frequent use of discords of a harshness andrelationship difficult to understand.

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Word of the Day: Prima Donna

The one and only Kanye West [pree-muh don-uh, prim-uh; It. pree-mah dawn-nah] noun a temperamental person; a person who takes adulation and privileged treatment as a right and reacts with petulance to criticism or inconvenience. Origin Italian, literally, first lady First Known Use: 1782

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Word of the Day: Boulevardier

boulevardier boo-luh-var-DYAY; bul-uh- noun: 1. A frequenter of city boulevards, especially in Paris.

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