Today’s word of the day us Cassandra. It’s spelled C-A-S-S-A-N-D-R-A. Cassandra means one who predicts misfortune. Understanding the origin of the word Cassandra, requires a quick lesson in Greek mythology. Cassandra was a character who, after rejecting the romantic advances of the god Apollo, was blessed and cursed with the ability to foretell the future, with the catch that her prophecies, although accurate, were never believed. In more recent years, the word is used to describe those who predict doom – regardless of whether they are believed. Peter is usually an upbeat, optimistic fellow, but his recent financial struggles have turned him into something of a Cassandra. Lately, he’s been predicting the collapse of Wall Street. Cassandra, once again, is spelled C-A-S-S-A-N-D-R-A.