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  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Oct
28
2013

pastiche

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

pae stish [or] pa stish

noun

1. a work of visual art, music, or literature that consists mostly of materials and techniques borrowed from other works, sometimes done as an exercise to learn the technique of others.

 

2. a mixture of diverse elements.

example: Asymmetric cuts, mismatched prints, and a pastiche of references — from Bowie to the Ballets Russes — took basics above and beyond.