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Peroration (Week of July 21) – Summer Edition

July 21, 2020

peroration \ ˌper-ə-ˈrā-shən , ˌpər- \ noun 1. (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration 2. a flowery and highly rhetorical formal speech usually given on a formal occasion ...

Brevity (10.25.2019)

October 25, 2019

brevity \ ˈbre-və-tē \ noun 1. the attribute of being brief or fleeting 2. the use of brief expressions ...

Surfeit (10.11.2019)

October 11, 2019

surfeit \ ˈsər-fət \ verb and noun verb: indulge (one’s appetite) to satiety verb: supply or feed to surfeit noun: the state of being more than full noun: eating until excessively full noun: the quality of bein...

Svelte (10.4.2019)

October 4, 2019

svelte \ ˈsvelt, ˈsfelt \ adjective 1. being of delicate or slender build 2. moving and bending with ease 3. showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience ...

Querulous (9.27.2019)

September 27, 2019

querulous \ ˈkwer-yə-ləs , -ə-ləs , ˈkwir-\ adjective : habitually complaining ...

Facetious (9.13.2019)

September 13, 2019

facetious \ fə-ˈsē-shəs \ adjective : inappropriately clever or amusing in tone ...

Proclivity (9.6.2019)

September 6, 2019

proclivity \ prō-ˈkli-və-tē \ noun : a natural inclination ...

Maelstrom (8.30.2019)

August 30, 2019

maelstrom \ ˈmāl-strəm , -ˌsträm\ noun 1. a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides) 2. a state of confusion or turmoil ...

Pallid (8.23.2019)

August 23, 2019

pallid \ ˈpa-ləd \ adjective 1. abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress 2. (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble 3. lacking in vitality or interest or effectivenes...

Palpable (5.24.2019)

May 24, 2019

palpable \ ˈpal-pə-bəl \ adjective 1. capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt 2. can be felt by palpation ...

Protean (5.17.2019)

May 17, 2019

protean \ ˈprō-tē-ən , prō-ˈtē-\ adjective : taking on different forms ...

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