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Word of the Day — February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012 - Scott Viau
Servile — sir-VILE — fawning, obsequious, toadyish, bootlicking (showing an excessive willingness to serve)

Example: "In a Newsweek article on the PBS hit series 'Downton Abbey,' Simon Schama stated that it would easily hold up against the 'Mad Men' type of competition: 'Not to worry. It serves up a steaming, silvered tureen of snobbery, a servile soap opera that an American public desperate for anything to take its mind off the perplexities of the present can enjoy in grateful gulps.'"

 
 

 

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