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    The Buzzword of the Day for 02/08/2016 is:

    varsity (noun)


    What does it mean?

    : the main team representing a college, school, or club in a contest

    How do you use it?

    Shauna was the standout on her freshman soccer team, but she knew that she would face stiffer competition at the varsity level.

    Are you a word wiz?

    "Varsity" was formed by shortening and altering the longer word "university." Which one of these words do you think was formed the same way?

    A. "kaput," meaning "utterly finished, defeated, or destroyed"
    B. "dub," meaning "to add sound effects or dialogue to a film or broadcast"
    C. "ego," meaning "the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world"
    D. "mantra," meaning "a mystical formula of invocation or incantation"
    Check your answer on Word Central.

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