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This week's theme: words from theater.
greenroom or green room (GREEN-room) noun
A room in a studio or theater for performers to relax in before or after their appearances.
[There are various unproven theories about the origin of the term. The most popular one, though unconfirmed, is that the area was painted green as a respite from the bright stage lighting.]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Actress Alicia Silverstone, who was also in the greenroom, was not happy that her segment was next." Bryan Alexander and Mark Dagostino; The View Blowout: Behind the Scenes; People (New York); May 30, 2007.
Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way. -Jean Anouilh, playwright (1910-1987)