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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

Congeal (2.18.2019)

February 18, 2019

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congeal \kən-ˈjēl\ verb : become thick and almost solid ...

Bombardment (1.28.2019)

January 28, 2019

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bombardment \ ˈbäm-ˌbärd-mənt \ noun 1. an attack by dropping bombs 2. the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target 3. the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substa...

Bluff: 1.22.2019

January 22, 2019

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bluff \ˈbləf\ noun, adjective and verb noun: a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion) noun: the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards noun: pret...

Capitulate (1-14-2019)

January 14, 2019

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capitulate \kə-ˈpi-chə-ˌlāt \ verb : surrender under agreed conditions ...

Picayune (1-7-2019)

January 7, 2019

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picayune \ˌpi-kē-ˈyün \ adjective and noun adjective: (informal) small and of little importance noun: a small, unimportant matter ...

Riposte (12-17-2018)

December 17, 2018

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riposte \ri-ˈpōst \ noun and verb noun: (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge noun: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one) v...

Enigma (12-10-18)

December 10, 2018

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enigma \i-ˈnig-mə, e-\ noun 1. something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained 2. a difficult problem ...

Smithereens (12-3-2018)

December 3, 2018

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smithereens \ˌsmi-t͟hə-ˈrēnz \ noun : a collection of small fragments considered as a whole ...

Hiatus (11-26-2018)

November 26, 2018

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hiatus \ hī-ˈā-təs \ noun 1. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something 2. a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript) 3. a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure ...

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