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Transforming into the Grinch

There is a word I learned last weekthat tidily sums up many emotions surrounding the holidays: Anticipointment.

Anticipointment is the initial jolt of joy you feel when making cookies that appear to be perfect — with just the right pinch of festive green sugar. But then, despite following the recipe to the letter, they somehow spread into each other and cook into one amorphous mound of butter and sugar.

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