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Word of the Day — September 2, 2012
September 2, 2012 - Scott Viau
Tantamount — TAN-tah-MOUNT — much the same, equivalent
Example: "An article in The Week magazine commented on the surprise action of Belarus closing down the Swedish embassy there: 'Usually, expelling an ambassador is the result of a serious breach by the ambassador's country, but closing Sweden's embassy altogether is tantamount to a declaration of war.'"
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