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    The Buzzword of the Day for 09/21/2014 is:

    carafe (noun)

    \kuh-RAF\

    What does it mean?

    : a bottle that has a lip and is used to hold water or beverages

    How do you use it?

    During lunch at the hotel restaurant, Alan carefully poured the ice water from the carafe.

    Are you a word wiz?

    The word "carafe" is Arabic in origin. One of the following words for something that can contain a liquid also derives from an Arabic root. Which one do you think it is?

    A. "tankard," a tall one-handled silver or pewter mug with a lid
    B. "demitasse," the small cup used to serve black coffee
    C. "decanter," an ornamental glass bottle used for serving wine
    D. "jug," a large deep usually earthenware or glass container with a narrow mouth and a handle
    Check your answer on Word Central.


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