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Word of the day: Snowpocalypse

The power went out at the newspaper yesterday morning while we were covering the latest blitzkrieg of a blizzard (2010: Snow Odyssey). It momentarily felt like the end of the world. But the staff rallied. We set up a makeshift … Continue reading

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Word of the day: Eleemosynary

Many families, congregations, charities and others will extend a hand to those in need today, offering a free meal, a warm blanket, even a hug. Get in on it! The York Rescue Mission is hosting a Thanksgiving service and meal … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Antediluvian

Today’s word has been used by English-speakers as far back as 1657, according to the Page-A-Day calendar. antediluvian 1. of or relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible 2. made, evolved or developed a long time … Continue reading

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Word of the day: Jehu

Today’s word is inspired by the cab driver I had in Baltimore recently. He missed his calling to drive a firetruck. jehu noun A driver especially of a cab or coach; specifically: one who drives fast or recklessly

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Word of the day: Canicular

Stargazers and those who follow Roman mythology might be familiar with canicular. Canicular noun Of or relating to the dog days of summer

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Word of the day: Nimrod

Today’s word, Nimrod, is described in Genesis as the “first on earth to be a mighty man” and as “a mighty hunger before the lord.”

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Word of the day: Mantic

The adjective mantic stems from the Greek mantis, meaning prophet.

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Word of the day: Maudlin

In remembrance of the Last Supper, Christians mark today as Holy Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday in some Protestant churches. “Maundy” refers to the ceremony of washing the feet of the poor commemorating Jesus’ washing of his disciples’ feet … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Neophyte

Among the annual Easter traditions for many Christians is welcoming new members to the church. About 510 people from the 15-county Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg are expected to join the church this weekend, which is down slightly from last year … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Quodlibet

Courtesy of Wordsmith.org: quodlibet (KWOD-li-bet) noun 1. A subtle argument, especially on a theological or philosophical issue 2. A musical medley: a whimsical combination of popular tunes Etymology: From Latin quodlibetum, from Latin quod (what) + libet (it pleases), meaning … Continue reading

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