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  • The Buzzword of the Day for 05/29/2017 is:chagrin (noun) \shuh-GRIN\ What does it mean? : a feeling of being annoyed by failure or disappointmentHow do you use it? "Holmes had taken out his watch, and as minute followed minute without result, an expression of the utmost chagrin and disappointment appeared upon his features." (Arthur Conan Doyle, _A Study in Scarlet_) Are you a word wiz? English speakers borrowed "chagrin" from another language. What language do you think gave us "chagrin"? A. Russian B. Aleut C. French D. Chinese Check your answer on Word Central.

 

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