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A survey by the Treasury Department found that mortgage rates have hit an eight year high. (https://goo.gl/9MWB5N)
A Louisiana post office worker is charged with stealing $600,000 worth of stamps to pay off his gambling debt.
A new report found that Hurricane Florence created ten thousand extra frogs in the Carolinas because it led to “explosive breeding.” (https://goo.gl/ixrRpU)
A New Jersey high school teacher has been arrested for sending nude pictures to a 17-year-old student.
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LINK TO TODAY'S WORD - Grandiloquent Words
-Persistent, chronic, continuing without letup.
-Persistently, unrelentingly stubborn, clinging fanatically to a cause or belief, adamantly refusing to surrender.
-Holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute.
-Stubborn or obstinate.
-Extremely or objectionably persistent:
From Latin pertinac-, pertinax, from per- thoroughly + tenac-, tenax tenacious, from tenēre. First Known Use: 1583
Used in a sentence:
“It finally got to the point that I had to terminate his employment; he was just so pertinacious about the old rules that he wouldn’t follow the revised protocols!”
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