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  • Word of the Day
    labyrinthine

    lae b@ rIn thihn  [or]  lae b@ rIn thin

    adjective
    1.  of, resembling, or forming a labyrinth.
    We followed our guide through the labyrinthine catacombs.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    landlocked

    laend lakt

    adjective
    lacking access to the sea.
    Paraguay and Bolivia are the only landlocked countries in South America; all the other countries border the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, or both in the case of Colombia.

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Sep
19
2013

platitude

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

plae tih tud

noun

1. an overused, dull, or trivial remark; hackneyed expression; cliché.
example: He was grieving, and hearing platitudes like “time heals all wounds” did nothing to ease his pain.

2. the quality of being unoriginal, dull, or trite.