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Word of the Day – Oct. 20 – Fallacious

Adjective: Fallacious  (fuh-LAY-shus) Definition: False, deceptive, misleading or unsound. Example sentence: The fallacious report didn’t have an ounce of truth in it.

Word of the Day – Oct. 19 – Prerogative

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Noun: Prerogative  (pri-ROG-uh-tiv) Definition: Right or privilege. Example sentence: It is your prerogative if you want to come with us; we’re not forcing you.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 18 – Germane

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Adjective: Germane  (jer-MAYN) Definition: Relevant, fitting, relating to a subject in an appropriate way. Example sentence: The job candidate’s resume only had a small bit of work experience germane to the position.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 17 – Duplicitous

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Adjective: Duplicitous  (doo-PLIS-ih-tuhs) Definition: Deceiving or deceptive. Example sentence: The duplicitous salesman gained our trust and then ripped us off.  

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Word of the Day – Oct. 16 – Variegated

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Adjective: Variegated  (VAIR-ee-ih-gay-tid) Definition: Varied and diverse, full of variety. Example sentence: She has variegated interests such as scuba diving and playing the flute.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 13 – Engender

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Verb: Engender  (en-JEN-der) Definition: To cause, beget, or bring about. If something engenders something else it is the source or cause of it. Example sentence: The issue of gun control is certain to engender  a considerable amount of debate for a long time.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 12 – Vicissitudes

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Noun: Vicissitudes  (vih-SIS-ih-toods) Definition: Changes or variations during the course of something. Example sentence: My buy and hold strategy requires me to remain calm through the vicissitudes of the stock market.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 11 – Recondite

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Adjective: Recondite  (REK-uhn-dahyt) Definition: Hard to understand. Example sentence: The professor’s thesis was so recondite I didn’t understand a word I read.  

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Word of the Day – Oct. 10 – Nascent

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Adjective: Nayscent  (NAY-suhnt) Definition: Beginning to exist, new in being, young. Example sentence: Bob’s career in engineering is nascent compared to that of many of his coworkers.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 9 – Assiduous

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Adjective: Assiduous  (uh-SIJ-oo-uhs) Definition: Diligent, hard working, applying constant effort. Example sentence: The assiduous student spent the weekends studying while his friends partied.

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