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Word of the Day–2/11/2011

Posted by ccasc on February 11, 2011


[luh-kon-ik] (adj.) using few words; expressing much in few words.

*From the Greek Lakonikos, from Lakon “person from Lakonia,” the district around Sparta in southern Greece in ancient times, whose inhabitants were famously proud of their brevity of speech.

“Most shy people are laconic by nature.”

~brought to you by Dr. Rapoport’s former Reading 110 student,
Christina McMullen



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