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    The Buzzword of the Day for 10/25/2014 is:

    diverge (verb)


    What does it mean?

    : to move or extend in different directions from a common point : draw apart

    How do you use it?

    Ethan had a moment of panic when he found that someone had removed the guidepost where the roads diverged, but he quickly remembered being told to follow the left fork.

    Are you a word wiz?

    Which one of these words do you think is a synonym of "diverge"?

    A. mislead
    B. involve
    C. veer
    D. pursue
    Check your answer on Word Central.

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