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Carrel (3.13.2019)

March 13, 2019

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carrel \ ˈker-əl , ˈka-rəl\ noun : small individual study area in a library ...

Inculcate (3.6.2019)

March 6, 2019

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inculcate \ in-ˈkəl-ˌkāt , ˈin-(ˌ) \ verb : teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions ...

Safari (2.27.2019)

February 27, 2019

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Did you know that SAFARI is Swahili for journey? Safari: NOUN trip, voyage, journey  

Fluke (2.20.2019)

February 20, 2019

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fluke \ˈflük\ noun 1. a stroke of luck 2. a barb on a harpoon or arrow 3. flat blade-like projection on the arm of an anchor 4. either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean 5. parasitic flatworms having extern...

Piscatorial (1.30.2019)

January 30, 2019

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piscatorial \ ˌpi-skə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl \ adjective : relating to or characteristic of the activity of fishing ...

Regicide: 1.23.2019

January 23, 2019

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regicide \ˈre-jə-ˌsīd\ noun 1. the act of killing a king 2. someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king ...

Garish (1-16-2019)

January 16, 2019

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garish \ˈger-ish \ adjective : tastelessly showy

Foible (12-19-2018)

December 19, 2018

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foible \ˈfȯi-bəl \ noun 1. a minor weakness or peculiarity in someone’s character 2. the weaker part of a sword’s blade from the forte to the tip ...

Detritus (12-12-2018)

December 12, 2018

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detritus \di-ˈtrī-təs \ noun 1. loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks 2. the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up ...

Deluge (12-5-2018)

December 5, 2018

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deluge \ˈdel-ˌyüj \ noun and verb noun: a heavy rain noun: the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land noun: an overwhelming number or amount verb: fill or cover completely, usually with water verb: fill ...

Parochial (11-28-2018)

November 28, 2018

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parochial \pə-ˈrō-kē-əl \ adjective 1. relating to or supported by or located in a parish 2. narrowly restricted in outlook or scope ...

Corona (11-7-2018)

November 7, 2018

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corona \ kə-ˈrō-nə \ noun 1. one or more circles of light seen around a luminous object 2. the outermost region of the sun’s atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse 3. an electrical discharge accompa...

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