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reticent (03/27/18)

March 27, 2018

reticent: adjective 1. disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved. 2. reluctant or hesitant. Example: Alaia was reticent to work on the project with Jason....

Blossom (03/20/18)

March 20, 2018

Blossom: 1) n. a newly bloomed flower; 2) v. to bloom or bud into a flower or as a person; to come fully to fulfillment Example: She will blossom into a responsible adult someday soon....

Bravado (03/13/18)

March 13, 2018

Bravado -- a pretentious, swaggering display of courageous behavior or character Example: The hero executed each step with bravado which made him seem not so heroic....

Acknowledgement (03/06/18)

March 6, 2018

Acknowledgement - acceptance of truth or existence of something Example: The acknowledgement of her efforts for the cause was made at the benefit dinner during the president's speech. ...

Level (02/27/18)

February 27, 2018

Level- a relative position or degree of value in a graded group Example: She stacked arranged the posters so that they were all level when they hung on the wall....

Minute (02/20/18)

February 20, 2018

Minute- Infinitely or immeasurably small Example: It bothered the students when the professor would point out the most minute errors in their writing. *This is not the word "minute" as in time, or a group of 60 seconds....

Transient (02/20/18)

February 20, 2018

Transient- temporary, fleeting Example: The transient nature of the family deeply affected the children's educations....

Superfluous (02/13/18)

February 13, 2018

Superfluous- more than enough Example: Although she had told everyone not to bring a gift, the table overflowed with superfluous presents....

Spurious (02/06/18)

February 6, 2018

spurious- phony, false Example: The spy portrayed a spurious persona as a photographer.

Reverence (01/30/18)

January 30, 2018

reverence- profound respect Example: Rita treated the copy of the book signed by her favorite author with reverence....

Procrastinate (01/23/18)

January 23, 2018

procrastinate- to delay unnecessarily Example: He would procrastinate finding many things to do before he finally sat down to study for the test.  ...

Querulous (01/16/18)

January 16, 2018

querulous- irritable Example: The more her back ached the more querulous she became as she tried to clean the house.  ...

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