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    The Buzzword of the Day for 04/15/2014 is:

    acrobat (noun)


    What does it mean?

    : a person (as a circus performer) who is very good at stunts like jumping, balancing, tumbling, and swinging from things

    How do you use it?

    Isabella dreams of one day joining the circus to perform as an acrobat.

    Are you a word wiz?

    Like the circus acrobat, the word "acrobat" has multiple talents. Which of the following do you think is another meaning of the word "acrobat"?

    A. a person who acts, sings, dances, etc., especially for an audience
    B. someone who is very good at tasks that involve mental or artistic skill
    C. a person who is good at games and exercises that require endurance and strength
    D. someone who competes especially in the selling of goods and services
    Check your answer on Word Central.

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