Monday, October 06, 2003

New Words for the Week

Subtext- 1. n., the implicit meaning or theme of a literary text. 2. n., the underlying personality of a dramatic character as implied or indicated by a script or text and interpreted by an actor in performance.

College- n., an institution of higher learning that grants the bachelor's degree in liberal arts or science or both.

Secretary- 1. n., a person employed to handle correspondence, keep files, and do clerical work for another person or an organization. 2. n., an officer who keeps records, takes minutes of the meetings, and answers correspondence, as for a company. 3. n., an official who presides over an administrative department of state.

Holdup- 1. n., an interruption or delay. 2. n., an armed robbery.

Graduation- a ceremony at which degrees or diplomas are conferred; a commencement.

Mea Culpa -Latin for "My fault."

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