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Sep 25, 2017
This week’s theme
Words to describe people

This week’s words
drama queen
illiterati
dastard
samfie
mammothrept

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

It’s said that everyone out there knows something you don’t. Also, everyone out there is an expert on something. Everyone is unique.

I’d add that everyone has a word (or a combination of words) that’s perfect to describe them. The challenge is to find it. Well, this week we give you five more words to describe people.

drama queen

PRONUNCIATION:
(DRAH-muh kween)

MEANING:
noun: Someone who is prone to behaving in an exaggeratedly dramatic way: creating unnecessary scenes or making a big deal of small matters.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek drama (action, play) + Old English cwen (woman, queen). Earliest documented use: 1923.

USAGE:
“He’s not strong and self-controlled, not cool and tough, not low-key and determined; he’s whiny, weepy, and self-pitying. He throws himself, sobbing, on the body politic. He’s a drama queen.”
Peggy Noonan; Trump Is Woody Allen Without the Humor; The Wall Street Journal; Jul 27, 2017.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One definition of success might be: refining our appetites, while deepening our hunger. -Yahia Lababidi, aphorist (b. 25 Sep 1973)

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