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Palpable (5.24.2019)

May 24, 2019

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palpable \ ˈpal-pə-bəl \ adjective 1. capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt 2. can be felt by palpation ...

Protean (5.17.2019)

May 17, 2019

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protean \ ˈprō-tē-ən , prō-ˈtē-\ adjective : taking on different forms ...

Obstreperous (5.10.2019)

May 10, 2019

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obstreperous \ əb-ˈstre-p(ə-)rəs , äb- \ adjective 1. noisily and stubbornly defiant 2. boisterously and noisily aggressive ...

Placate (5.3.2019)

May 3, 2019

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placate \ ˈplā-ˌkāt , ˈpla- \ verb : cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of ...

Exhort (4.26.2019)

April 26, 2019

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exhort \ ig-ˈzȯrt \ verb 1. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts 2. force or impel in an indicated direction ...

Verbosity (4.19.2019)

April 19, 2019

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verbosity \ (ˌ)vər-ˈbä-sə-tē \ noun : an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words ...

Bagatelle (4.12.2019)

April 12, 2019

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bagatelle \ ˌba-gə-ˈtel \ noun 1. something of little value or significance 2. a light piece of music for piano 3. a table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into holes that are guarded by wooden pegs; penalti...

Dulcet (4.5.2019)

April 5, 2019

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dulcet \ ˈdəl-sət \ adjective 1. pleasing to the ear 2. extremely pleasant, in a gentle way ...

Tawdry (3.29.2019)

March 29, 2019

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tawdry \ ˈtȯ-drē , ˈtä-\ adjective 1. tastelessly showy 2. cheap and shoddy ...

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...

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