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Word Snooper Poll: What should replace “awesome”?

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trite, contrite

My niece, Laura, asked whether there’s any connection between “trite” and “contrite.” You wouldn’t think there would be any relationship between a word meaning ‘clichéd’ or ‘overworked’ and another meaning ‘penitent’ or ‘sorry.’ Well, I hope this doesn’t rub you … Continue reading

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