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sordid (05/25/18)

May 25, 2018

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sordid adjective 1. morally ignoble or base; vile 2. meanly selfish, self-seeking 3. dirty or filthy Example 1: She decided the website was only a sordid attempt to meet young girls. Example 2: The Pardoner seems...

Scoff (05/18/18)

May 11, 2018

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Scoff verb  1. to speak derisively; mock; jeer (often followed by at) Example 1: Mr. Bobo scoffed at his own attempt to cook rice. Example 2: I will try not to scoff at her ridiculous poetry....

intimidate (05/11/18)

May 11, 2018

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intimidate verb (used with object), intimidated, intimidating. 1. to make timid; fill with fear. 2. to overawe or frighten, as through the force of personality or by superior display of wealth, talent, etc. 3. to force into or de...

condolence (05/04/18)

May 4, 2018

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condolence(s) noun 1. expression(s) of sympathy made to a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief. The young man offered his teacher his condolences on the loss of her pet....

concur (04/27/18)

April 27, 2018

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concur verb (used without object), concurred, concurring. 1. to accord in opinion; agree: 2. to cooperate; work together; combine; be associated Example 1: Do you concur with his statement?  Example 2: Members o...

culprit (04/20/18)

April 20, 2018

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culprit noun 1. a person or other agent guilty of or responsible for an offense or fault 2. a person charged with an offense Example: The word culprit can be used for the person who accused and also for the person who is known to be guil...

acrimonious (04/13/18)

April 13, 2018

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acrimonious adjective 1. caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc. Example: The political campaign of both candidates became quite acrimonious....

inexorable (04/06/18)

April 6, 2018

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inexorable adjective 1. unyielding; unalterable: 2. not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties Example 1: She believes in romantic ideals like inexorable truth and inexorable justice. ...

paucity (03/30/18)

March 30, 2018

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paucity noun 1. smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness  2. smallness or insufficiency of number; fewness Example 1: Especially now, Puerto Rico is a country with a paucity of resources. Example 2: The school r...

stipulate (03/23/18)

March 23, 2018

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stipulate verb (used without object), stipulated, stipulating. 1. to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement (often followed by for). Example: She stipulated for flip-flops to be a requirement of th...

tremulous (03/16/18)

March 16, 2018

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tremulous adjective 1. (of persons, the body, etc.) characterized by trembling, as from fear, nervousness, or weakness. 2. timid; timorous; fearful. Example: The girl's tremulous hands revealed her nervousness....

jostle (03/09/18)

March 9, 2018

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jostle verb 1. to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely. 2. to drive or force by, or as if by, pushing or shoving  Example: The crowd jostled him into the subway. &n...