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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: An enticing appeal that ultimately leads to disaster.
From Siren, one of a group of sea nymphs, whose enchanting singing lured sailors to shipwreck on the rocks around their island. Also see femme fatale. Earliest documented use: 1568.
“We must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that may be.”
George Soros; The Terrorists and Demagogues Want Us to Be Scared. We Mustn’t Give in; The Guardian (London, UK); Dec 28, 2015.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one. -Colette, author (28 Jan 1873-1954)