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Your word for today is: wary
Pronunciation: /ˈwe(ə)rē/
Definition: feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems
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foist (foist)



[with object] (foist someone/something on)

  • impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on:don’t let anyone foist inferior goods on you
  • (foist someone/something into) introduce someone or something surreptitiously or unwarrantably into:he attempted to foist a new delegate into the conference


mid 16th century (in the sense ‘palm a false die, so as to produce it at the right moment’): from Dutch dialect vuisten ‘take in the hand’, from vuist (see  fist)

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backdate (back·date)




[with object] put an earlier date to (a document or agreement) than the actual one:they backdated the sale documents to evade a court order

“backdate”. Oxford Dictionaries. April 2010. Oxford Dictionaries. April 2010. Oxford University Press. http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/entry/m_en_us1224281 (accessed June 30, 2010).

Word of the Day 4/24

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• noun Law a transgression, especially the wrongful exercise of lawful authority.
— origin early 17th cent.: from Old French mesfaisance, from mesfaire, from mes- ‘wrongly’ + faire ‘do’ (from Latin facere). Compare with malfeasance.

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Source: Oxford Dictionary of English