Education News Archive - February 10, 2008
By Scott Travis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Feb. 10--More than 40 percent of students at Florida Atlantic University never do homework, take exams or write research papers. No, the Boca Raton school isn't facing a sudden influx of slackers.
Word of the Day
- 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.