Word of the Day: qui vive

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Word of the Day: qui vive qui vive (noun) kee-VEEV Definition : alert, lookout — used in the phrase on the qui vive Examples “All right. Lieutenant Howard, go see how the artillery wagons are managing, and on the way tell Major Mason that I need him again. Stay on the qui vive; you may… Continue reading Word of the Day: qui vive

My Quandary

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My Quandary I’ve sat here, at my desk, or messing around the house trying to decide on what to write today. It’s not the Word of the Day. I can do that. It’s the My Take section that takes so much time. And right now, time is a commodity that is very expensive. So, I’m going… Continue reading My Quandary

Word of the Day: bamboozle

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Word of the Day: bamboozle Bamboozle (verb) bam-BOO-zul Definition 1 : to deceive by underhanded methods : dupe, hoodwink 2 : to confuse, frustrate, or throw off thoroughly or completely Examples “Some consumers are so bamboozled by slick sales talk that they pay extra for amazingly bad deals. Just one example, a $49.99, four-year service… Continue reading Word of the Day: bamboozle

Word of the Day: salient

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Word of the Day: salient Salient (adjective) SAIL-yunt Definition 1 : moving by leaps or springs : jumping 2 : jetting upward 3 : standing out conspicuously : prominent; especially : of notable significance Examples The speech was filled with so much twisted rhetoric that it was hard to identify any salient points. “Among the… Continue reading Word of the Day: salient

Word of the Day: ziggurat

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Word of the Day: ziggurat Ziggurat (noun) ZIG-uh-rat Definition : an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure built in successive stages with outside staircases and a shrine at the top; also : a structure or object of similar form Examples “The building itself is certainly distinctive: The bronze-meshed ziggurat moves upwards toward… Continue reading Word of the Day: ziggurat