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  • The Buzzword of the Day for 05/25/2016 is:allegiance (noun) \uh-LEE-junss\ What does it mean? 1 : loyalty and obedience owed to one's country or government2 : devotion or loyalty to a person, group, or causeHow do you use it? "I myself am a savage; owning no allegiance but to the King of the Cannibals; and ready at any moment to rebel against him." (Herman Melville, _Moby Dick_) Are you a word wiz? What language do you think "allegiance" comes from? A. Italian B. Serbo-Croatian C. Anglo-French D. Creole Check your answer on Word Central.

 

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