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  • The Buzzword of the Day for 09/22/2017 is:autumn (noun) \AW-tum\ What does it mean? 1 : the season between summer and winter including in the northern hemisphere usually the months of September, October, and November2 : a time of full maturity and the beginning of declineHow do you use it? "It is a vast wilderness of rocks in a sea of light, colored and glowing like oak and maple woods in autumn, when the sun-gold is richest." (John Muir, _Steep Trails_) Are you a word wiz? What language do you think "autumn" comes from? A. Persian B. French C. Latin D. Chinese Check your answer on Word Central.


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