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Auspicious (11-6-2018)

November 6, 2018

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auspicious \ȯ-ˈspi-shəs \ adjective : auguring favorable circumstances and good luck ...

Pugnacious (10-30-2019)

October 30, 2018

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pugnacious \ˌpəg-ˈnā-shəs \ adjective 1. ready and able to resort to force or violence 2. tough and callous by virtue of experience ...

Immure (10-22-2018)

October 23, 2018

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immure \i-ˈmyu̇r \ verb : lock up or confine, in or as in a jail ...

Lackadaisical (10-16-2018)

October 16, 2018

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lackadaisical \ ˌla-kə-ˈdā-zi-kəl \ adjective 1. idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way 2. lacking spirit or liveliness ...

Asperity (10-9-2018)

October 10, 2018

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asperity \ a-ˈsper-ə-tē , ə- , -ˈspe-rə- \ noun 1. harshness of manner 2. something difficult to endure ...

Bonhomie (Tuesday 10-2-2018)

October 2, 2018

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bonhomie \ ˌbä-nə-ˈmē , ˌbō- \ noun : a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to) ...

Debonair (Tuesday)

September 25, 2018

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debonair \ ˌde-bə-ˈner \ adjective 1. having a sophisticated charm 2. having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air ...

futile (05/22/18)

May 21, 2018

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Futile Adjective incapable of producing any result; ineffective; useless; not successful: Example: Attempting to force-feed the sick horse was futile because he would not eat....

Laceration (05/15/18))

May 14, 2018

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Laceration 1. a rough, jagged tear. Example: Tony went to the emergency room to have his laceration stitched up....

Promulgate (05/8/18)

May 7, 2018

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promulgate verb (used with object), promulgated, promulgating. 1. to make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or putinto operation (a law,  decree of a court, etc.). 2. to set forth or teach pub...

disdain (05/01/18)

April 30, 2018

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disdain verb (used with object) 1. to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn. 2. to think unworthy of notice, response; consider beneath oneself. Example: Pacifists are likely to disdain my right to gun ownership. noun 3....

mundane (04/24/17)

April 23, 2018

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mundane adjective 1. common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative. I thought her flower arrangements were simple and mundane. ...

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