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This week's theme: words related to teaching, learning, and schools.
swot (swot) verb intr.
To study hard, especially for an examination.
One who studies hard, especially to the exclusion of other interests.
[Dialect variant of sweat.]
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"While many adolescent boys value underachievement almost as a badge of honour and intellectual boys are nervous of being derided as swots, the girls are getting on with their learning." Murdo Macleod; The Law Unto Themselves; The Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland); Aug 27, 2006.
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous. -William Proxmire, US senator, reformer (1915-2005)
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