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Word of the Day: HAPHAZARD
What a mess!
haphazard (adj) - lacking order, purpose, or organizing principle; random, unplanned, or careless [hap-haz-erd]
BREAKDOWN: The root HAP- refers to chance or luck in a number of words, including common ones like happen and happy. The hazard part of haphazard, however, comes from an old English dice game—the precursor to the popular casino game, craps.
“Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?” —Margot Fonteyn
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