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Choleric (10-18-2018)

October 17, 2018

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choleric \ ˈkä-lə-rik , kə-ˈler-ik \ adjective 1. characterized by anger 2. quickly aroused to anger 3. easily moved to anger ...

Vitiate (10-11-2018)

October 11, 2018

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vitiate \ ˈvi-shē-ˌāt \ verb 1. make imperfect 2. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality ...

Halcyon (Thursday 10-4-2018)

October 4, 2018

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halcyon \ ˈhal-sē-ən \ noun and adjective noun: a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves adjective: idyllically ...

Prostrate (Thursday)

September 27, 2018

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prostrate \ ˈprä-ˌstrāt \ adjective and verb adjective: stretched out and lying at full length along the ground adjective: lying face downward verb: get into a prostrate position, as in submission verb: throw down flat, a...

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. ...

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