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Henry Jani


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The Scandy way

Webster’s Word of the Day: etymologynoun\eh-tuh-MAH-luh-jee\-the history of a word or phrase shown by tracing its development and relationshipsWhen I do homework, I listen to Swedish radio. I don’t speak Swedish, don't personally know any Swedish people nor have I even ever visited Sweden. Nevertheless, ...

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Spic 'n' span

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: Dyed-in-the-wooladjective\dyde-in-thuh-WOOL\thoroughgoing, uncompromising I’ve been reflecting a lot lately. About my friends and family, how I’ve matured over the years and if all my life has actually led up to me becoming a monk in the Great Smoky Mountains ...

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Bouquets and bleakness

Webster’s Word of the Day: fulsomeadjective \FULL-sum\1: aesthetically, morally or generally offensiveI spent my summer in a wormhole. Actually, it was an endless time of serving diners variations of sad looking chicken, watching guests enjoy the “original” yet egregiously cliché event photo ...

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Sensing the stress

Merriam Webster’s Word of the Day: Equanimitynoun\ee-kwuh-NIM-uh-tee\1: evenness of mind especially under stress2: right disposition : balanceThe other day, I remembered it was November. I had obviously noticed the instantaneous switch from Halloween apparel to Christmas trees at stores, as well as ...

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Talon you about it

Webster’s Word of the Day: Trepidadjective\TREP-id\timorous, fearfulWhile I may not be the proudest resident of Cleveland, Ohio, I can attest that the city has one of the best public park systems I’ve ever encountered. The Metroparks serve as a great place to relax, spend time with family and run ...

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Eau de omelet

Word of the Day: Underwhelmverb \un-der-WELM\ :to fail to impress or stimulateI still often shiver with fear at the sight of eggs. When my team arrived at my cross-country camp senior year of high school, the bus doors opened, and we were welcomed with a wall of stench that came to be described as the ...

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Dworkin' on your case

Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s Word of the Day:jurisprudencenoun \joor-us-PROO-dunss\definition: the science or philosophy of lawMy entire life, I've unknowingly lived under a duplicitous identity. My friends and family knew me as Henry Allan Jani, but Big Brother had me listed otherwise: Henry ...

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Fir you

Woodenadjective\WOOD-un\Definitionmade or consisting of wood;lacking ease or flexibility : awkwardly stiffMy elementary school playground was a splinter palace. Our wooden, monolithic jungle gym decorated the entire front façade of the school, an obvious remnant from the yesteryears of the school’s ...

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Student finds spontaneity in busy college life

spontaneous \spahn-TAY-nee-us\adjective 1. done, said, or produced freely and naturally 2. arising from a momentary impulseToday, I’m especially aerodynamic. I managed to get to the dining hall from my room in two seconds flat, thanks to being a streamlined biddie, silky smooth with my newly shaved ...

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Little Boxes: snippets of life in an old hotel

Word of the Day: modicumA small portion : a limited quantityGrowing up, my family lived in a high rise called the Carlyle on the Lake in the suburbs of Cleveland. A relic of the bountiful industrial age, the former hotel was transformed into a residential building in accordance with the city’s assimilation ...

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