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Applique (5.21.2019)

May 21, 2019

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appliqué \ ˌa-plə-ˈkā \ noun and verb noun: a decorative design made of one material sewn over another verb: sew on as a decoration ...

Vacillate (5.14.2019)

May 14, 2019

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vacillate \ ˈva-sə-ˌlāt \ verb 1. be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action 2. move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern ...

Abrade (5.7.2019)

May 7, 2019

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abrade \ ə-ˈbrād \ verb 1. rub hard or scrub 2. wear away ...

Interstitial (4.30.2019)

April 30, 2019

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interstitial \ ˌin-tər-ˈsti-shəl \ adjective : of or relating to the spaces between intervals, sections or segments (interstices) ...

Gratis (4.23.2019)

April 23, 2019

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gratis \ ˈgra-təs , ˈgrā- \ adjective and adverb adjective: costing nothing adverb: without payment ...

Docent (4.16.2019)

April 16, 2019

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docent \ ˈdō-sᵊnt , dō(t)-ˈsent \ noun 1. a teacher at some universities 2. a guide who leads others on a tour ...

Mitigate (4.9.2019)

April 9, 2019

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mitigate \ ˈmi-tə-ˌgāt \ verb 1. lessen or try to lessen the seriousness or extent of 2. make less severe or harsh ...

Valise (4.2.2019)

April 2, 2019

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valise \ və-ˈlēs \ noun : a small overnight bag for short trips ...

Portend (3.26.2019)

March 26, 2019

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portend \ pȯr-ˈtend \ verb : indicate by signs

Exacerbate (3.12.2019)

March 12, 2019

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exacerbate \ ig-ˈza-sər-ˌbāt \ verb 1. make worse 2. irritate ...

Cumbersome (3.5.2019)

March 5, 2019

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cumbersome \ ˈkəm-bər-səm \ adjective 1. difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight 2. not elegant or graceful in expression ...

Eviscerate (2.26.2019)

February 26, 2019

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eviscerate \ i-ˈvi-sə-ˌrāt \ verb and adjective verb: remove the entrails of verb: surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ verb: take away a vital or essential part of verb: remove the contents of adjective:...

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