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January 21, 2022

Word of the Day: Derring-do

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Word of the Day : January 21, 2022

derring-do \dair-ing-DOO\ noun

What It Means

Derring-do refers to daring action that requires bravery and courage.

// In a spectacular feat of derring-do, the stuntman leaped from the overpass and landed on top of the train as it passed below.

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Aired January 21, 2022

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