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Today's Word "rapport"

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rapport \ra-POR; ruh-\ (noun) - A relation, especially one characterized by sympathetic understanding, emotional affinity, or mutual trust.

"While the new guidance counselor felt that he had a good rapport with the students, in reality they thought him a clueless stiff."

 

Rapport comes from French, from Old French, from raporter, "to bring back," from re-, "back, again" (from Latin) + aporter, "to bring" (from Latin apportare, from ad-, "to" + portare, "to carry").

 

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