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Mar
28

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Mar
20

About This Word: “opioid”

Welcome to About This Word, where Wordsmyth showcases commentary about relevant words in the news and media our users and staff find interesting. Today’s word: “opioid,” written by Wordsmyth science writer Andrea Hazard. edit

Feb
27

What’s Your Favorite Word?

Do you have a favorite word you’d like to share? Does this word mean something important to you? Is it politically relevant, or has it fallen into obscurity? At Wordsmyth, we want to encourage everyone to share their favorite words. So we created…

Feb
12

About This Word: clean coal

Welcome to About This Word, where Wordsmyth showcases commentary about relevant words in the news and media our users and staff find interesting. Today’s word: “clean coal,” written by Wordsmyth science writer Andrea Hazard. edit

Feb
6

Grammar and Usage: “attain” vs. “obtain”

D“Obtain” and “attain” have similar pronunciations and meanings, but they do not generally overlap in usage. “Attain” has more the idea of achieving a goal or reaching a level or degree. “Obtain” has more the idea of actually getting something, actually taking possession…