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Education News Archive - December 19, 2005

CHICAGO _ By anyone's measure, Bridget Brown has had a successful high school career. At Hinsdale Central high school in Illinois, she was on the speech team, snagged roles in two plays and never missed a dance. Now, like so many of her peers, she is focused on continuing her education.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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