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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...

Scoff (05/18/18)

May 10, 2018

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Scoff verb  1. to speak derisively; mock; jeer (often followed by at) Example 1: Mr. Bobo scoffed at his own attempt to cook rice. Example 2: I will try not to scoff at her ridiculous poetry....

intimidate (05/11/18)

May 10, 2018

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intimidate verb (used with object), intimidated, intimidating. 1. to make timid; fill with fear. 2. to overawe or frighten, as through the force of personality or by superior display of wealth, talent, etc. 3. to force into or de...

condolence (05/04/18)

May 3, 2018

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condolence(s) noun 1. expression(s) of sympathy made to a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief. The young man offered his teacher his condolences on the loss of her pet....

concur (04/27/18)

April 26, 2018

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concur verb (used without object), concurred, concurring. 1. to accord in opinion; agree: 2. to cooperate; work together; combine; be associated Example 1: Do you concur with his statement?  Example 2: Members o...

culprit (04/20/18)

April 19, 2018

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culprit noun 1. a person or other agent guilty of or responsible for an offense or fault 2. a person charged with an offense Example: The word culprit can be used for the person who accused and also for the person who is known to be guil...

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