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Words of the Day — December 7, 2012

December 7, 2012 - Scott Viau
Tenuous — TEN-you-us — flimsy, weak, insubstantial, not firmed up duplicitous — doo-PLIS-ih-TUS — deceitful,double-dealing, treacherous behavior

Example: "In a bio about movie director George Stevens, there is a preface to his directing 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' regarding the fact that she had changed things repeatedly: 'In addition to its already tenuous shape, Anne's diary reads as a self-divided work, reflecting the often-conflicted way she experienced herself, reflecting her sometimes duplicitous nature ...'"

 
 

 

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