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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 ...

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 ...

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