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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 ...

Jounce (11-5-2018)

November 5, 2018

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jounce \ˈjau̇n(t)s \ verb and noun verb: move up and down repeatedly noun: a sudden jarring impact ...

Levity (10-29-2018)

October 29, 2018

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levity \ˈle-və-tē \ noun 1. a manner lacking seriousness 2. feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness ...

Parvenu (10-15-2018)

October 15, 2018

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parvenu \ ˈpär-və-ˌnü , -ˌnyü \ noun and adjective noun: a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class adjective: characteristic of someone who has risen...

Perfunctory (10-8-2018)

October 8, 2018

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perfunctory \ pər-ˈfəŋ(k)-t(ə-)rē \ adjective 1. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough 2. as a formality only ...

Sanguine (Monday 10-1-2018)

October 1, 2018

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sanguine \ ˈsaŋ-gwən \adjective and noun adjective: confidently optimistic and cheerful adjective: inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life noun: a blood-red color ...

Apotheosis (Monday)

September 24, 2018

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apotheosis \ ə-ˌpä-thē-ˈō-səs , ˌa-pə-ˈthē-ə-səs \ noun 1. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal 2. the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) ...

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