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FDA Flexibilities to Yield Millions of Cans of Additional Infant Formula in Coming Months to Increase Supply Available to U.S. Consumers
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FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a Chronic Immune Disorder
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New FDA Draft Guidance Aims to Increase Safety Information About Dietary Supplement Marketplace
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 25, 2022 is:

benevolent • \buh-NEV-uh-lunt\  • adjective

Benevolent means "kind and generous," or less commonly, "organized for the purpose of doing good."

// The event's reception was courtesy of a benevolent anonymous donor.

// They belong to several benevolent societies and charitable organizations.

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"I want to thank the benevolent stranger who found my keys and reunited me with them after seven months." — Curt Vazquez, letter in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 16 May 2022

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One who is benevolent genuinely wishes other people well, a meaning reflected clearly in the word's Latin roots: benevolent comes from bene, meaning "good," and velle, meaning "to wish." Other descendants of velle in English include volition, which refers to the power to make one's own choices or decisions, and voluntary, as well as the rare velleity, meaning either "the lowest degree of volition" or "a slight wish or tendency." A more familiar velle descendant stands directly opposed to benevolent: malevolent describes someone or something having or showing a desire to cause harm to another person.

Wed, 25 May 2022 01:00:01 -0400


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 24, 2022 is:

dander • \DAN-der\  • noun

Dander is a synonym of dandruff and is also used to refer to anger or temper, especially in the phrase "get someone's dander up."

// Some people are allergic to pet dander.

// The customer's disrespectful attitude got the waitstaff's dander up.

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"Unlike traditional vacuum cleaners made to handle a wider range of different messes, these next-level vacuums for pet hair are engineered to sweep away all of the stubborn pet fur…, allowing you to quickly de-fuzz your stuff and keep dander under control." — Korin Miller, The Daily Beast, 8 Apr. 2022

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How did dander acquire its "temper" sense? There are several theories, though the evidence is inconclusive. It has been proposed that the meaning comes from the image of an angry person tearing out their hair by the fistful, scattering dandruff in the process. Some think it comes from a West Indian word dander, which refers to a kind of ferment and suggests "rising" anger (in English, ferment can mean "a state of unrest or excitement"). Others have suggested that the "anger" sense comes from the Dutch phrase op donderen, meaning "to burst into a sudden rage."

Tue, 24 May 2022 01:00:01 -0400


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 23, 2022 is:

mercurial • \mer-KYUR-ee-ul\  • adjective

Mercurial means "changing often" or "characterized by rapid and unpredictable changeableness of mood." It can also mean "having qualities of eloquence, ingenuity, or thievishness attributed to the god Mercury or to the influence of the planet Mercury."

// The boss has a mercurial temperament when at jobsites but she was relaxed and happy at the company picnic.

// The iconic brand has somehow always managed to maintain its esteemed position in the mercurial fashion world.

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"But Cabrera was the definition of mercurial. He might be yelling at the top of his lungs, playfully arguing with a teammate, then quickly turn sullen when approached by a reporter." — Carlos Monarrez, The Detroit Free Press, 26 Apr. 2022

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The Roman god Mercury was the messenger and herald of the gods and also the god of merchants and thieves (his counterpart in Greek mythology is Hermes). He was noted for his eloquence, swiftness, and cunning, and the Romans named what appeared to them to be the fastest-moving planet in his honor. Mercurial comes from the Latin adjective mercurialis, meaning "of or relating to Mercury."

Mon, 23 May 2022 01:00:01 -0400


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 22, 2022 is:

galumph • \guh-LUMF\  • verb

Galumph means "to move with a clumsy heavy tread."

// After long days at his landscaping job, their teenage son galumphs into the house and flings himself onto the couch, sighing heavily.

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"One moment he'd be pitter-pattering…; the next he'd be whirling and galumphing about the stage." — Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe, 8 Feb. 2022

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Bump, thump, thud. There's no doubt about it—when someone or something galumphs onto the scene, ears take notice. Galumph first lumbered onto the English scene in 1872 when Lewis Carroll used the word to describe the actions of the vanquisher of the Jabberwock in Through the Looking Glass: "He left it dead, and with its head / He went galumphing back." Carroll likely constructed the word by splicing gallop and triumphant (galumph did in its earliest uses convey a sense of exultant bounding). Other 19th-century writers must have liked the sound of galumph, because they began plying it in their own prose, and it has been clumping around our language ever since.

Sun, 22 May 2022 01:00:01 -0400


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 21, 2022 is:

paradox • \PAIR-uh-dahks\  • noun

Paradox refers to a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true. It can also refer to something or someone having seemingly contradictory qualities or phases.

// The statement "less is more" is a common paradox.

// It is a paradox that computers need time-consuming updates so often since they are meant to save people time.

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"Demand for semiconductors has never been higher…. Yet chip stocks are one of the worst-performing sectors in the U.S. market this year. That paradox reflects the cliff that investors see looming for the economy and the stock market...." — Subrat Patnaik and Jeran Wittenstein, Bloomberg, 12 Apr. 2022

Did you know?

The ancient Greeks were well aware that a paradox can take us outside our usual way of thinking. They combined the prefix para- ("beyond" or "outside of") with the verb dokein ("to think"), forming paradoxos, an adjective meaning "contrary to expectation." Latin speakers used that word as the basis for a noun paradoxum, which English speakers borrowed during the 1500s to create paradox.

Sat, 21 May 2022 01:00:01 -0400
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