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As humans we are all fallible, because fallible means likely to make errors or fail. Nobody's perfect, after all.

Fall down on the job and you're fallible. It's a forgiving way to say you screwed up. If a scientific experiment's data is fallible, that means you can't trust the numbers. More than just locking your keys in the car, fallible can allude to a lack of moral strength. If in addition to locking your keys in the car, you kissed your best friend's husband, you might try using "I'm fallible" as your defense.

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Well-Rounded Word of the Day:

Three hundred years ago today was the birth day of Denis Diderot, a French philosopher and writer. He devoted a great part of his adult life to writing and editing the Encyclopédie, a monumental reference work which was the model and archetype of encyclopedias today. Encyclopedia is a Greek-derived word from roots that mean "all-round education."