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Acrimony (5.20.2019)

May 20, 2019

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acrimony \ ˈa-krə-ˌmō-nē \ noun 1. anger and bitterness 2. a rough and bitter manner ...

Segue (5.13.2019)

May 13, 2019

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segue \ ˈse-(ˌ)gwā , ˈsā- \ noun and verb noun: the introductory section of a story verb: the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another ...

Gelid (5.6.2019)

May 6, 2019

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gelid \ ˈje-ləd \ adjective : extremely cold

Proclivity (4.29.2019)

April 29, 2019

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proclivity \ prō-ˈkli-və-tē \ noun : a natural inclination ...

Salubrious (4.22.2019)

April 22, 2019

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salubrious \ sə-ˈlü-brē-əs \ adjective 1. promoting health; healthful 2. favorable to health of mind or body ...

Salient (4.15.2019)

April 15, 2019

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salient \ ˈsā-lyənt , -lē-ənt\ adjective and noun adjective: having a quality that thrusts itself into attention adjective: (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees adjective: represented as leaping (...

Contretemps (4.8.2019)

April 8, 2019

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contretemps \ ˈkän-trə-ˌtän , kōⁿ-trə-tän \ noun 1. an awkward clash 2. unexpected and unfortunate occurrence ...

Per Se (4.1.2019)

April 1, 2019

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per se \ (ˌ)pər-ˈsā, per-ˈsā, (ˌ)pər-ˈsē \ adverb : with respect to its inherent nature ...

Calumny (3.25.2019)

March 25, 2019

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calumny \ ˈka-ləm-nē, ˈkal-yəm- \ noun 1. a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone’s words or actions 2. an abusive attack on a person’s character or reputation ...

Pennant (3.11.2019)

March 11, 2019

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pennant \ ˈpe-nənt \ noun 1. a flag longer than it is wide (and often tapering) 2. the award given to the champion ...

Surcease (3.4.2019)

March 4, 2019

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surcease \ (ˌ)sər-ˈsēs , ˈsər-ˌsēs\ noun : a stopping   He was hoping the new medicine would bring surcease to his pain...

Loquacious (2.25.2019)

February 25, 2019

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loquacious \lō-ˈkwā-shəs\ adjective : full of trivial conversation

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