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  • The Buzzword of the Day for 07/22/2017 is:embrace (noun) \im-BRAYSS\ What does it mean? : a close encircling with the armsHow do you use it? "The door burst open and Nick Chopper rushed into their midst and caught the Scarecrow in a close and loving embrace that creased him into many folds and wrinkles." (L. Frank Baum, _The Marvelous Land of Oz_) Are you a word wiz? L. Frank Baum used the noun "embrace" in his magical stories of Oz. But Baum was not the first author to use it. Which of the famous writers below do you think was the first to use the word "embrace" as a noun? A. Laura Ingalls Wilder B. William Shakespeare C. E. B. White D. George Eliot Check your answer on Word Central.

 

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