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  • Monday, May 20th-Thursday, May 23rd: NO BACKPACKS ARE PERMITTED
  • Monday, May 20th: Campus patrol will snap locks on any filled lockers
  • Friday, May 17th: Last day to empty lockers
  • Word of the Day-spoof (noun): a humorous imitation of something, typically a film or a particular genre of film, in which its characteristic features are exaggerated for comic effect
  • Today in 1873-Levi Strauss & Jacob Davis receive the patent for blue jeans

February 8, 2019

rapport (noun):  a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other's feelings or ideas and communicate well...

February 7, 2019

bourgeoisie (noun): the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes...

February 6, 2019

inconsequential (adjective): not important or significant

February 5, 2019

debonair (adjective): confident, stylish, and charming

February 4, 2019

conniption (noun): (North American informal) a fit of rage or hysterics 

February 1, 2019

ultracrepidarian (noun):  one who is presumptuous and offers advice or opinions beyond one's sphere of knowledge ...

January 31, 2019

ersatz (adjective): not real or genuine

January 30, 2019

hypochondria (noun):  an obsession with the idea of having a serious but undiagnosed medical condition

January 29, 2019

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (noun): a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash and sand dust ...

January 28, 2019

l'appel du vide (noun): (the call of the void) an intrusive thought or urge pertaining to self-destructive behavior that may occur during everyday activities. ...

January 25, 2019

boustrophedon (noun): of written words - from right to left and from left to right in alternate lines

January 24, 2019

gravitas (noun): seriousness of manner

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