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Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 7, 2009

candor \KAN-der\, noun:

1. honesty in giving one's view or opinion; frankness and sincerity
2. fairness; impartiality

What remains to be seen is whether the candor he offered in his early memoir will be greeted with a new-style acceptance by voters.
-- Lois Romano, The Washington Post, 2007-01-03
But we know that real leadership is about candor and judgment and the ability to rally Americans from all walks of life around a common purpose, a higher purpose.
-- The Guardian, 2008-01-27

c.1637 from earlier senses c. 1398, from Latin candor "purity, openness," originally "whiteness," from Latin candere "to shine."

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