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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:...

Equanimity (2.19.2019)

February 19, 2019

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  equanimity \ˌē-kwə-ˈni-mə-tē, ˌe-kwə-\ noun : steadiness of mind under stress ...

Malingerer (1.29.2019)

January 29, 2019

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malingerer \mə-ˈliŋ-gər-er\ noun : someone who shirks duties by feigning illness or incapacity ...

Bluff: 1.22.2019

January 22, 2019

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bluff \ˈbləf\ noun, adjective and verb noun: a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion) noun: the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards noun: pret...

Rigamarole (1-15-2019)

January 15, 2019

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rigamarole \ˈri-gə-mə-ˌrōl, ˈrig-mə-\ noun 1. a long and complicated and confusing procedure 2. a set of confused and meaningless statements ...

Strident (12-18-2018)

December 18, 2018

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strident \ ˈstrī-dᵊnt \ adjective 1. unpleasantly loud and harsh 2. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry 3. being sharply insistent on being heard 4. speech sounds produced by forcing air through a const...

Pique (12-11-2018)

December 11, 2018

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pique \ˈpēk \ noun and verb noun: a sudden outburst of anger noun: tightly woven fabric with raised cords verb: cause to feel resentment or indignation verb: raise interest or curiosity ...

Croon (12-4-2018)

December 4, 2018

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croon \ˈkrün \ verb : sing softly

Impetuous (11-27-2018)

November 27, 2018

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impetuous \ im-ˈpech-wəs; -ˈpe-chə-, -chü-əs \ adjective 1. characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation 2. marked by violent force ...

Auspicious (11-6-2018)

November 6, 2018

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

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