Monday, June 16, 2008

Word Up With Doctor Dic

You have heard the old adage " A picture tells a thousand words" and by and large it is true. Yet sometimes a single word can be just as descriptive or emotive as a picture. If you love words or simply want to develop your vocabulary or use the English language better then you need the Daily Word from This online mega resource will send you a daily word from "Doctor Dictionary" with the word's meaning and a variety of uses. These are usually very well written sentences from well established sources ranging from The Guardian and New York Times to Hemingway. Today's word:


1. A group hired to applaud a performace
2. A group of fawning admirers

Charles Bukowski suffers from too good a press - a small but loudly enthusiastic claque 
- Kenneth Rextroth "There's Poetry In A Ragged Hitch-Hiker" - New York Times, July 5, 1964

Or perhaps:

The garishly clad socialite entered her third envelope opening with a giggling claque of piglets in tow...
- Mark Myword "Who Invited You?" - Parnell Press, 2008

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