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A.Word.A.Day--distrait

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distrait (di-STRAY) adjective

Inattentive or preoccupied, especially because of anxiety.

[Middle English, from Old French, past participle of distraire, to distract, from Latin distrahere.]

"The King is distrait, the Fool has been trying to distract him." Saying it without words, New Straits Times, 10 Dec 1997.

This week's theme: words not to put on a resume.

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This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


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