Any of a group of terms indicating the relative activity, potency, or combining effect of the diphtheria toxin with an antitoxin.
Words That Can Ruin Your SentenceActually . . . crutch words slip into sentences in order to give the speaker more time to think or to emphasize a statement. Over time, they become unconscious verbal tics. Here are some crutch words to avoid!
Who Coined The Term Fashionista?In light of a recent article about the birth of the word “fashionista” in which Stephen Fried apologized for coining the term, we’d like to delve into the -ista suffix in hopes of understanding why English speakers combine it with certain words. But first, let’s look at “fashionista.” This word originally appeared in Stephen Fried’s 1993 biography of supermodel Gia Carangi. He invented it as …
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