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2 Pairs of Words People Confuse All Too Often

by • June 03, 2015

Antidote vs. Anecdote Antidote: A remedy to counteract the effects of poison; something that counteracts or prevents something harmful. For example: We must find the antidote to the poison before its effects spread throughout the body. Her sense of humor is the perfect antidote to this stressful… MORE →

Know Your Latin: Alumni

by • May 27, 2015

Graduation season is upon us. While some graduates will be asking the question, “What should I do with my life?” others will be asking something a little more straightforward: Am I an alumni, alumna, alumnae, or alumnus? While we can’t tell you what the next steps on… MORE →

6 Words that Super-Spellers Love

by • May 26, 2015
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There aren’t many things more delightful to word nerds than the effervescence of a fun word rolling off the tongue. Furthermore, word lovers often have a few favorite words that are particularly affecting. For this year’s spelling bee, Scripps asked all those spelling geniuses which words they… MORE →