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Word of the Day – Asinine

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Asinine (adj)

ass-in-ine

Extremely stupid or foolish: Resembling an ass.

The origin of asinine is fairly obvious when you think of it; it comes from the 16th century Latin word asinus meaning ass.

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Word of the Day – Blag

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Blag (verb)

blag

Manage to obtain (something, or information) by using persuasion or guile: Steal (something) in a violent robbery or raid.

With its origin coming from the French blaguer ‘tell lies’ this word is also used as a noun: An act of using persuasion or guile to obtain something: A violent robbery or raid.

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Word of the Day – Folderol

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Folderol (noun)

fold-u-rol

Trivial or nonsensical fuss: A showy but useless item.

Originally used as a meaningless refrain in popular songs Charles Dickens used the term in his Sketches By Boz: “Smuggins, after a considerable quantity of coughing by way of symphony, and a most facetious sniff or two, which afford general delight, sings a comic song, with a fal-de-ral — tol-de-ral.”

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