an officer commissioned in a branch of the armed forces after an unusually short training period, especially after a three-months officers' training course during World War II.
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The Wonder-ful Nature of Greek God Names
Batman lurks like a bat in the shadows. Spider-Man slings webs like a radioactive spider. Superman is a literal translation of Friedrich Nietszche’s term ubermensch. And Wonder Woman is…well, what does Wonder Woman’s name tell us about her? A lot, it turns out. When William Moulton Marston created Wonder Woman in the early 1940s, he made her not just Diana, an Amazon princess, but also …
Origin of ninety-day wonder
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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