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Catcimate (catfinition) – a feline’s ability to cause great destruction or harm.

In use: “Claws had catcimated the love seat and ottoman, and pieces of stuffing were pulled out of the cushions.”




Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for May 7, 2018 is:

decimate • \DESS-uh-mayt\ • verb

1 : to select by lot and kill every tenth man of… 208 more words


Good For Nothing

This is a piece of Sia’s story (who I just realized isn’t actually named in this snippet, she’s the narrator) who we first met in… 198 more words

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Roman Almanac - WABAC Into History

Fascinating Facts

About the Romans

“Set the WABAC for Ancient Rome, Sherman My Boy.”

Ancient Rome had a huge effect on the world as we know it today. 2,631 more words


Too Late to Rescue a Word from the Hurricane: Decimated

Languages change; sometimes they disappear. A few languages, secreted in remote jungles, or on distant islands, may remain stable, relatively untouched by contact with the new words, behaviors and ideas inevitable in our mobile, connected world, but very few. 932 more words

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I wouldn’t be sad

If the world’s population

Was decimated

I’d either be dead

Or unconcerned for

Anyone but mine

In fact when I

Think hard about it

It seems overdue.


We understood that to “decimate” meant to kill one in 10

This is a quotation from a new book, The Beast, by Alexander Starritt, due out on 7 September, and previewed in today’s Guardian by Ian Jack, about a fictionalised sub-editor on the… 7 more words

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