Welcome to another enthralling installment of Word Woman’s Weekly Work-Out! Did you know that your brain contains neurons known as “mirror neurons”? They activate reflexively when you observe someone else’s actions. For example, if your friend were to bang his shin on a tree stump, you might wince in sympathy. Here’s a stellar Word of the Week to put some sparkle in your vocabulary:
1. A servile dependent, follower, or underling
2. One highly favored : idol
3. A subordinate or petty official
Example: Santa Claus and his minions were busy toiling away at the North Pole workshop, struggling to meet their Christmas deadline.