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  • The Buzzword of the Day for 09/27/2016 is:cumulative (adjective) \KYOO-myuh-luh-tiv\ What does it mean? : increasing (as in force, strength, or amount) by additions one after anotherHow do you use it? Ms. Basil explained to the students that their cumulative score for the project would be based on the points they earned for each of their project's five parts. Are you a word wiz? "Cumulative" comes from the Latin word "cumulare," meaning "to heap up." Which of the following words do you think also comes from "cumulare"? A. circumvent B. perambulate C. reoccur D. accumulate Check your answer on Word Central.

 

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