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Mordant (3.14.2019)

March 14, 2019

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mordant \ ˈmȯr-dᵊnt \ adjective and noun adjective: harshly ironic or sinister adjective: of a substance, especially a strong acid, capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action noun: a substance used to tre...

Skein (3.7.2019)

March 7, 2019

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skein \ ˈskān \ noun 1. coils of worsted yarn 2. suggestion or appearance of the twists and coils of worsted yarn ...

Yurt (2.28.2019)

February 28, 2019

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yurt \ ˈyu̇rt, ˈyərt\ noun : a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of Central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housi...

Hibernate (2.21.2019)

February 21, 2019

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hibernate \ ˈhī-bər-ˌnāt \ verb 1. be in an inactive or dormant state 2. sleep during winter ...

Peregrination (1.31.2019)

January 31, 2019

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peregrination \ˈper-ə-grə-ˌnāt \ noun : traveling or wandering around ...

Agape: 1.24.2019

January 24, 2019

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agape \ ə-ˈgāp or \ä-ˈgä-(ˌ)pā, ˈä-gə-ˌpā\ (noun) \ adjective, adverb and noun adjective or adverb: with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe noun: selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications ...

Sidle (1-17-2019)

January 17, 2019

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sidle \ˈsī-dᵊl \ verb 1. move sideways 2. move unobtrusively or furtively ...

Prodigious (12-20-2018)

December 20, 2018

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prodigious \prə-ˈdi-jəs \ adjective 1. so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe 2. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree 3. of momentous or ominous significance ...

Egregious (12-13-2018)

December 13, 2018

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egregious \i-ˈgrē-jəs \ adjective : conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible ...

Inundate (12-6-2018)

December 6, 2018

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inundate \ˈi-(ˌ)nən-ˌdāt \ verb 1. fill or cover completely, usually with water 2. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid ...

Cull (11-29-2018)

November 29, 2018

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  cull \ˈkəl \ verb and noun verb: remove something that has been rejected verb: look for and gather noun: the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality ...

Abrogate (11-8-2018)

November 8, 2018

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abrogate \ ˈa-brə-ˌgāt \ verb : revoke formally

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