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Flummox (3.15.2019)

March 15, 2019

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flummox \ ˈflə-məks , -miks\ verb : be a mystery or bewildering to ...

Pilfer (3.8.2019)

March 8, 2019

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pilfer \ ˈpil-fər \ verb : steal or make off with belongings of others ...

Upstage (3.1.2019)

March 1, 2019

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upstage \ ˈəp-ˈstāj \ adverb, verb, noun and adjective adverb: at or toward the rear of the stage verb: steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else verb: move upstage, forcing the other actors...

Intellect (2.22.2019)

February 22, 2019

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intellect \ˈin-tə-ˌlekt\ noun 1. knowledge and intellectual ability 2. the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination 3. a person who uses the mind creatively ...

Brook (2.1.2019)

February 1, 2019

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brook \ˈbru̇k\ noun and verb noun: a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river) verb: put up with something or somebody unpleasant ...

Naivete: 1.25.2019

January 25, 2019

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naïveté \nä-ˌēv-ˈtā, -ˌē-və-; nä-ˈēv-ˌtā, -ˈē-və-; nī-\ noun : lack of sophistication or worldliness ...

Agog (1-18-2019)

January 18, 2019

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agog \ə-ˈgäg\ adjective 1. highly excited 2. having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy ...

Derelict (12-21-2018)

December 21, 2018

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derelict \ˈder-ə-ˌlikt, ˈde-rə-\ noun and adjective noun: a person without a home, job, or property noun: a ship abandoned on the high seas adjective: worn and broken down by hard use adjective: in deplorable condition adjecti...

Peregrinate (12-14-2018)

December 14, 2018

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peregrinate \ˈper-ə-grə-ˌnāt \ verb : travel around, through, or over, especially on foot ...

Subterfuge (12-7-2018)

December 7, 2018

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subterfuge \ˈsəb-tər-ˌfyüj \ noun : something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity ...

Efflorescence (11-30-2018)

November 30, 2018

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efflorescence \ˌe-flə-ˈre-sᵊn(t)s \ noun 1. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms 2. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity 3. any red eruption of the skin 4. a powdery deposit on a su...

Jamboree (11-9-2018)

November 9, 2018

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jamboree \ˌjam-bə-ˈrē \ noun : a festive party or celebration

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