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2008-08-10 21:00:27

By Melissa Evans Newly divorced with two kids to support, Betty Batenburg circled a help wanted ad in the local newspaper for a 37-hour-a-week position as an administrative assistant. She got the job and, as it turned out, the organization looking for help - the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - would open the door to a new career and calling for the single mom. More than three decades after answering the ad, Batenburg will end an illustrious career with the...


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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