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Word of the day: Cicerone

Today’s word is: Cicerone (pl.ciceroni) – a guide who gives information about antiques and places of interest to sightseers. <ORIGIN> early 18th cent.: from Italian, from Latin Cicero, Ciceron apparently alluding humorously to his eloquence or learning. Source: The New Oxford American Dictionary

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Word of the day: Lollapalooza

This one sounds like one of the words my five year old brother made up but what it actually means is: Lollapalooza noun, Slang 1.  an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance. Origin: 1900–05, Americanism ;  origin uncertain Source: Dictionary.com 2.   an annual music festival featuring popular alternative… Continue reading Word of the day: Lollapalooza

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Word of the day: Arabesque

Hola! Today’s word is : Arabesque – an ornamental  design consisting of intertwined flowing lines, originally found in Arabic or Moorish decoration: (adj.)arabesque scroll. <SPECIAL USAGE> a passage or composition with fanciful ornamentation of the melody. Yuan Yuan Tan in arabesque position in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (copyright Erik Tomasson.Picture via sfgate.com. Image removed for copyright avoidance… Continue reading Word of the day: Arabesque

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