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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

Scimitar (11-2-2018)

November 2, 2018

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scimitar \ˈsi-mə-tər, -ˌtär\ noun : a curved saber used in Eastern countries; the edge is on the convex side of the blade ...

Ecumenical (10-19-2018)

October 19, 2018

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ecumenical \ ˌe-kyə-ˈme-ni-kəl , -kyü- \ adjective 1. concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions 2. of worldwide scope or applicability ...

Pensive (10-12-2018)

October 12, 2018

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pensive \ ˈpen(t)-siv \ adjective 1. deeply or seriously thoughtful 2. showing pensive sadness ...

Caldera (Friday 10-5-2018)

October 5, 2018

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caldera \ kal-ˈder-ə , kȯl- , -ˈdir- \ noun : a large crater caused by the violent explosion of a volcano that collapses into a depression ...

Harbinger (Friday)

September 28, 2018

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harbinger \ ˈhär-bən-jər \ noun and verb noun: something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone verb: foreshadow or presage ...

sordid (05/25/18)

May 24, 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...

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