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Words of the Day — November 27, 2012

November 27, 2012 - Scott Viau
Emirate — EM-eer-ate — the lands or reign of an emir bloviate — BLOW-vee-ATE — to talk too much, especially in an inflated or empty way

Example: "Angela Shah, writing in the N.Y. Times about what's new in Abu Dhabi: 'Without bloviating, I can say that the emirate already home to the world's first gold-bar ATM and a Christmas tree so full of decorations that it earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, has now said it will be host to the world's largest indoor caviar farm.'"

 
 
 

 

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