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Jun 17, 2014
This week's theme
Words borrowed from Spanish

This week's words
camarilla
fandango
pungle
picaroon
arroyo

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with Anu Garg

fandango

PRONUNCIATION:
(fan-DANG-go)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A lively Spanish dance in triple time.
2. A piece of music for this dance.
3. A foolish or silly behavior, act, or thing.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Spanish, of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1766.

USAGE:
"Going through this ridiculous fandango of chicken and blackmail again is the height of irresponsibility."
Norman Ornstein; Extending Debt Limit Past Elections is Right Path; Roll Call (Washington, DC); Jul 27, 2011.

See more usage examples of fandango in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Just as appetite comes by eating so work brings inspiration. -Igor Stravinsky, composer (1882-1971)

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