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Word of the Day – Feb. 24 – Shadchan

Noun: Shadchan  (SHAHT-khuhn) Definition: A matchmaker or marriage broker. Example sentence: In many cultures, a shadchan is used by the family to find a suitable mates for their daughters.

Word of the Day – Feb. 23 – Sesquipedalian

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Adjective: Sesquipedalian  (ses-kwi-pi-DAYL-yuhn) Definition: 1: Polysyllabic. 2: Relating to or using long words. 3: Long-winded. Example sentence: The guest speaker at our church on Sunday had a good sermon, even if he was a little sesquipedalian.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 22 – Skylark

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Verb: Skylark  (SKY-lark) Definition: To frolic or to engage in horseplay. Example sentence: Just before spring recess, the teacher noticed the students beginning to skylark more and work less.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 21 – Bork

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Verb: Bork  (BORK) Definition: To systematically attack a nominee or candidate for public office. Example sentence: Even after many attempts to bork the democratic candidate running for the office of sheriff, he was elected by a landslide.  

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Word of the Day – Feb. 20 – Domiciliation

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Noun: D0miciliation  (dom-uh-sil-ee-AY-shun) Definition: The act of taming or rendering domestic; the state of being tamed or domesticated: as, the domiciliation of wild fowls. Example sentence: After a year of domiciliation, I sold the pony to a young man from the neighboring county.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 17 – Condign

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Adjective: Condign  (kuhn-DYN) Definition: Well-deserved, appropriate. Example sentence: Sarah was given a paw print pendant by her peers as a condign award for her efforts to raise funds for the local animal shelter.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 16 – Futz

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Verb: Futz  (FUHTS) Definition: 1: To waste time or to idle. 2: To meddle or fiddle with something. Example sentence: My Aunt Bertha just couldn’t help but futz in everybody’s business.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 15 – Schmatte

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Noun: Schmatte  (SHMAH-tuh) Definition: 1: A rag. 2: An old, ragged article of clothing. 3: Any garment. Example sentence: My grandma always cleaned her house with a schmatte on her head.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 14 – Amity

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Noun: Amity  (AM-ih-tee) Definition: 1: Friendship, peaceful harmony. 2: Mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord. Example sentence: On Valentine’s day, one should hope for more than a box of chocolates; rather for amity for the world.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 13 – Yentz

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Verb: Yentz  (YENTS) Definition: To cheat Example sentence: Before he was caught, Fred managed to yentz the company out of $30,000.

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