2015 Words of the Year (So Far): “Conflate,” “Elide”

Prepping for the SAT, 40 Years Later “As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” –Albert Einstein Who consults a dictionary more, smart people or . . . not so smart people? I sure hope it’s the former, because I’m constantly looking up new words (albeit online these days). “Conflated”...
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21st Century Rallying Cry: ‘Save the Interstices!’ (“In-ter-stuh-sees”)

Endangered Species?  Sort Of It sounds like it’s related to the manatee, or perhaps it’s one of those microscopic organisms you never knew existed . . . but now have to worry about their becoming extinct. So, what exactly is an interstice? Here’s the dictionary definition: inˈtÉ™rstis/: An intervening space, esp. a small or narrow one. Practically,...
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