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  • The Buzzword of the Day for 12/11/2016 is:crevasse (noun) \krih-VASS\ What does it mean? : a deep crevice (as in a glacier)How do you use it? "The view obtained of the Whitney Glacier should tempt you to visit it, since it is the largest of the Shasta glaciers and its lower portion abounds in beautiful and interesting cascades and crevasses." (John Muir, _Steep Trails_) Are you a word wiz? What language did we borrow "crevasse" from? A. Italian B. German C. French D. Arabic Check your answer on Word Central.

 

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