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Word of the Day – June 26 – Caveat

Noun: Caveat  (KAV-ee-aht) Definition: A warning or caution. Example sentence: The sign contained the caveat, “Enter at Your Own Risk.”

Word of the Day – June 23 – Mitigate

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Verb: Mitigate (MIT-uh-gayht) Definition: To lessen or reduce. Example sentence: The small snack served to mitigate my hunger until I was able to get a real meal.

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Word of the Day – June 22 – Reticent

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Adjective: Reticent  (RET-uh-suhnt) Definition: Reluctant to speak, silent, reserved, or restrained. Example sentence: The new boy in the class was reticent for weeks until he started making new friends.

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Word of the Day – June 21 – Temerity

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Noun: Temerity  (tuh-MER-ih-tee) Definition: Boldness, recklessness, daring. Example sentence: The crowd was astounded by the temerity of the man that put his head in between the jaws of the alligator.

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Word of the Day – June 20 – Curt

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Adjective: Curt  (KURT) Definition: Rudely brief in speech; speaking in an abrupt manner, brusque, blunt. Example sentence: It was apparent that John was in a bad mood because he was being curt with everyone.

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Word of the Day – June 19 – Amenable

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Adjective: Amenable  (uh-MEE-nuh-buhl) Definition: Willing to agree or go along with; open to influence, persuasion, or advice. Example sentence: Thankfully, the landlord was amenable to only a month-to-month lease.

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Word of the Day – June 16 – Analogous

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Adjective: Analogous  (uh-NAL-uh-guhs) Definition: Similar, comparable, corresponding in some form or way. Example sentence: Noticing the hose was analogous to a snake, the boy took it to scare his mother.

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Word of the Day – June 15 – Defray

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Verb: Defray  (di-FRAY) Definition: To help pay for; cover the cost or expenses of something. Example sentence: I am using the extra money I saved from my last bonus to defray the costs of the trip.

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Word of the Day – June 14 – Penchant

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Noun: Penchant  (PEN-chuhnt) Definition: A liking or strong inclination for something. Example sentence: Because my father often took me camping when I was young, I have developed a penchant for the outdoors.

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Word of the Day – June 13 – Paragon

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Noun: Paragon  (PAR-uh-gon) Definition: A perfect example or model of excellence. Example sentence: The Star Trek series is considered by many the paragon of science fiction television.

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