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Serendipity is when something wonderful occurs completely by accident, a splendid stroke of good luck. The sibilance of the s combined with the similarity to serene, and the silliness of dipity, makes this word a current favorite.
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It is overused and poorly used to denigrate someone or something.
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"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."
- Mark Twain
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