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  • The Buzzword of the Day for 08/23/2014 is:cascade (noun) \kass-KAYD\ What does it mean? : a steep usually small waterfallHow do you use it? ". . . I plunged into the woods beyond, and there I discovered the gorge and the white cascade splashing down the black rocks into the pool below." (Jean Craighead George, _My Side of the Mountain_) Are you a word wiz? "Cascade" traces back to the Latin noun "casus," meaning "fall." Which of the following do you think also traces back to "casus"? A. crash B. cask C. chase D. casual Check your answer on Word Central.


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