~WORD OF THE DAY~
insouciance \in-SOO-see-unss\ ~ noun
DEFINITION: lighthearted unconcern : nonchalance
EXAMPLES: The teenager’s careless insouciance about her schoolwork does not bode well for her grades.
DID YOU KNOW? Don't worry -- be insouciant. Perhaps your mind will rest easier if we explain that English speakers learned "insouciance" from the French in the 1700s (and the adjective "insouciant" has been part of our language since the 1800s). The French word comes from a combination of the negative prefix "in-" and "soucier," meaning "to trouble or disturb." "Soucier" in turn traces to "sollicitus," the Latin word for "anxious." If it seems to you that "sollicitus
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