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Thursday, July 18th sycophant Go Fig-ure Word of the Day:
Few words have a more mystifying etymology than sycophant, a word denoting a self-seeking flatterer. The Greek original of the word meant "fig revealer," perhaps with reference to the gesture called the "fig" -- that is, sticking the thumb between two fingers, to indicate that someone was an informer.
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