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A.Word.A.Day--annus mirabilis

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annus mirabilis (AN-uhs mi-RAB-uh-lis) noun, plural anni mirabiles (AN-i mi-RAB-uh-leez)

A remarkable year.

[From Latin annus (year) mirabilis (wondrous).]

"We suppose it's anti-climactic that consumer sentiment sank like a stone to a two-year low, and Xmas sales were not very cheery. So, all in all, sigh, Y2K wasn't exactly an annus mirabilis." Alan Abelson, Up & Down Wall Street: Unfond Farewell, Barron's (Chicopee, Massachusetts), Jan 1, 2001.

This week's theme: Latin terms.

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You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. -Bonnie Prudden, fitness trainer and author (1914- )

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