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dregs (05/24/18)

May 24, 2018

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dregs noun 1. the least valuable part of anything 2.  a small remnant; any small quantity. Example 1: The author described the setting as the home of the dregs of society. Example 2: Corey stopped his mom...

ethics (05/17/18)

May 17, 2018

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ethics noun 1. (used with a singular or plural verb) a system of moral principles 2. (used with a plural verb) the rules of conduct recognized in respect toa particular  class of human actio...

duress (05/10/2018)

May 10, 2018

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duress noun 1. to be made to do something by threat or force; coercion; constraint Example: I have often heard the term "damsel in duress," and now I know it means a woman who is being forced to do something against ...

duplicity (05/03/18)

May 3, 2018

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duplicity noun 1. deceitfulness in speech or conduct, as by speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter; double-dealing 2. an act or instance of such d...

ominous (04/26/18)

April 26, 2018

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Ominous adjective 1. foreshadowing evil or harm; foreboding; threatening Example: The dark clouds and swirling winds seemed ominous....

infamous (04/19/18)

April 19, 2018

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infamous adjective 1. having an extremely bad reputation 2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable Example: The bombing of the twin towers in 2001 is known as an infamous deed. &n...

Vigilant (04.12.18)

April 12, 2018

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Vigilant: adjective 1. keenly watchful to detect danger; wary: a vigilant sentry. 2. ever awake and alert; sleeplessly watchful. Example: The mother remained vigilant as her daughter lay in the hospital bed....

Plethora (04.05.18)

April 5, 2018

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Plethora: noun overabundance; excess: Example: The college advisor offered a plethora of advice. ...

Brilliant (03/29/18)

March 29, 2018

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Brilliant: adj. very bright and radiant; exceptionally clever or talented Example: The diamonds were brilliant as the sun hit them....

Benevolent (03/22/18)

March 22, 2018

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Benevolent -- well-meaning and kindly Example:  The child's grandfather was a benevolent and generous person.  

Evident (03/15/18)

March 15, 2018

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Evident- clearly revealed to the mind or senses or judgement Example:  When the whole class fell asleep, it was evident that they were not interested in the lesson....

Institute (03/08/18)

March 8, 2018

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Institute- Set up or lay the groundwork for; set in motion or establish Example: When she decided to become a vegetarian, Elaine also decided to institute a Vegetarian Club at her school....

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