REPLICATE: to duplicate

Whenever someone comes up with a great idea the question arises: “How can we replicate this?“  It seems like a knee-jerk reaction.  If something is so good, so useful, so valuable, why wouldn’t we want to make more of them?  I suppose that’s part of the American system of economics.  The idea is to continue […]

BATED: to restrain or hold back

The only way I’ve ever heard this word used is in  reference to bated breath.  It is a common term, meaning to face a situation that requires one to show restraint in anticipation of the result. “We watched with bated breath as the truck careened down the highway.” The implication of the use of the […]