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2008-12-02 15:55:00

In its 2008 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, the non-profit Josephson Institute reported Monday that teenagers in the United States lie, cheat and steal at "alarming rates." The results were based on a study of 29,760 high school students throughout the country. The Los Angeles-based organization said the conduct and attitudes of teens "doesn't bode well for the future when these youngsters become the next generation's politicians and parents, cops and corporate executives, and...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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