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Word of the Day–2/25/2011

Posted by ccasc on February 25, 2011

Amuck

[uh-muck] (adj.) mad with murderous frenzy.

From the 1670s Malay word amuk, meaning “to attack furiously.”

“The students went amuck when they learned their college team won the
championship.”

~brought to you by Dr. Rapoport’s former Reading 110 student,
Heather Smith

 

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