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    The Buzzword of the Day for 10/20/2014 is:

    mischief (noun)


    What does it mean?

    1 : injury, harm
    2 : a person or animal who causes mischief
    3 : mischievous conduct or quality

    How do you use it?

    "You might think that a large hotel would offer a great many opportunities for mischief to a lot of penguins, but they behaved very well, on the whole, never doing anything worse than riding up and down too often in the elevators, and occasionally biting the brass buttons off some bell-boy's uniform." (Richard and Florence Atwater, _Mr. Popper's Penguins_)

    Are you a word wiz?

    At the root of "mischief" is "caput," the Latin word for a part of the body. Which body part do you think "caput" refers to?

    A. head
    B. liver
    C. elbow
    D. spine
    Check your answer on Word Central.

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