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word: exacerbate



(verb) Make worse.
Synonyms: aggravate, worsen, exasperate
Usage: The heavy rainfall merely exacerbated the region’s flood problems. Discuss.

today’s holiday: St. Médardus’s Day

St. Médardus’s Day

St. Médardus, or Médard, who lived from about 470 to 560 CE, was the bishop of Vermandois, Noyon, and Tournai in France. Because he was the patron saint of farmers and good weather, he has come to play a role in weather lore similar to that of the English St. Swithin. In Belgium he is known as the rain saint, and there is an old folk rhyme that says, “If it rains on St. Médard‘s Day, it will rain for 40 days.” More… Discuss

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Stormy economies rain on stock (from the globe and mail)

Video - Stormy economies rain on stocks (From the Globe and Mail)

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Quotatio of the Day: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) On Grief

Man sheds his grief as his skin sheds rain.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss