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    The Buzzword of the Day for 03/28/2015 is:

    dorsal (adjective)


    What does it mean?

    : relating to or situated near or on the back (as of an animal)

    How do you use it?

    "There was nothing which we could see upon the shore which seemed to me so wonderful as the great sheet of water before us. . . .Great slate-colored backs and high serrated dorsal fins shot up with a fringe of silver, and then rolled down into the depths again." (Arthur Conan Doyle, _The Lost World_)

    Are you a word wiz?

    "Dorsal" traces back to the Latin word "dorsum," meaning "back." Which of the following do you think also comes from "dorsum"?

    A. remorse
    B. summer
    C. endorse
    D. demote
    Check your answer on Word Central.

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