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Travail (5.23.2019)

May 23, 2019

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travail \ trə-ˈvāl , ˈtra-ˌvāl\ noun and verb noun: use of physical or mental energy; hard work noun: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child verb: work hard ...

Busk (5.16.2019)

May 16, 2019

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busk \ ˈbəsk \ verb : play music in a public place and solicit money for it ...

Lede (5.9.2019)

May 9, 2019

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lede \ ˈlēd \ noun : the introductory section of a story ...

Nonpareil (5.2.2019)

May 2, 2019

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nonpareil \ ˌnän-pə-ˈrel \ noun and adjective noun: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal noun: colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies noun: a flat disk of chocolate...

Endemic (4.25.2019)

April 25, 2019

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endemic \ en-ˈde-mik , in-\ adjective and noun adjective: native to or confined to a certain region adjective: originating where it is found adjective: of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constant...

Exculpate

April 18, 2019

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exculpate \ ˈek-(ˌ)skəl-ˌpāt \ verb : pronounce not guilty of criminal charges ...

Plangent (4.11.2019)

April 11, 2019

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plangent \ ˈplan-jənt \ adjective : loud and resounding

Extemporize (4.4.2019)

April 4, 2019

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extemporize \ ik-ˈstem-pə-ˌrīz \ verb 1. perform without preparation 2. manage in a makeshift way; make do with whatever is at hand ...

Stanchion (3.28.2019)

March 28, 2019

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stanchion \ ˈstan-chən \ noun : any vertical post or rod used as a support or barrier ...

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...

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