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Word of the Day: 8/31/15

vaudeville – stage entertainment with various acts

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Word of the Day: 8/30/15

moot – not certain or not worth talking about

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Word of the Day: 8/29/15

testimonial – an expression of appreciation 

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Word of the Day: 8/28/15

prevaricate – to deviate from the truth 

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Sharp Objects

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment:  she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.  For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her mother or the half-sister she barely knows:  a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town.  Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims – a bit too strongly.  Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her past if she wants to get the story – and survive this homecoming.

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Word of the Day: 8/27/15

sycophant – a servile self-seeking flatterer

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Word of the Day: 8/26/15

draconian – cruel or severe 

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Word of the Day: 8/25/15

grog – an alcoholic drink often cut with water

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Dark Places

Libby Day was seven when her mother and sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice” of Kinnakee, Kansas.  She survived – and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer.  Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club – a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes – locates Libby and pumps her for details.  The hope to discover proof that may free Ben.  Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history:  She’ll meet with the players from that night and report her findings to the Kill Club – for a fee.  As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started – on the run from a killer.

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Word of the Day: 8/24/15

cannibalize – to take usable parts from