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Word of the Day – Dec. 12 – Candid

Adjective: Candid  (KAN-did) Definition: Honest and frank, open in speech. Example sentence: The therapist told me that if I wanted the best results from our meetings I needed to be totally candid with him.

Word of the Day – Dec. 11 – Behoove

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Verb: Behoove  (bi-HOOV) Definition: To be advantageous or worthwhile, to be necessary or proper. Example sentence: It would behoove you to put on plenty of mosquito repellent before going into the woods.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 8 – Diffident

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Adjective: Diffident  (DIF-i-duhnt) Definition: Lacking confidence, shy and timid. Example sentence: His diffident personality made it difficult for him to speak in front of the crowd.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 7 – Requisite

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Adjective: Requisite  (REK-wuh-sit) Definition: Required or necessary. Example sentence: Unfortunately, none of the applicants have the requisite skills for the position.  

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Word of the Day – Dec. 6 – Spurious

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Adjective: Spurious  (SPYUR-ee-us) Definition: False, untrue. Example sentence: The spurious claim that Bob stole money from the company ruined his reputation.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 5 – Replete

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Adjective: Replete  (rih-PLEET) Definition: Completely filled; having much or plenty of something. Example sentence: The photo album is replete with pictures of his childhood.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 4 – Convoluted

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Adjective: Convoluted  (KON-vuh-loo-tid) Definition: Very complicated, complex, and hard to understand. Example sentence: The spy film has a very convoluted plot.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 1 – Disparage

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Verb: Disparage  (dis-PAIR-ij) Definition: To belittle or speak badly about. Example sentence: The movie critic is sure to disparage the actor for his terrible performance.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 30 – Efficacious

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Adjective: Efficacious  (ef-ih-KAY-shus) Definition: Effective, producing positive results. Example sentence: The teacher used efficacious teaching methods designed to prepare students for real life scenarios.  

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Word of the Day – Nov. 29 – Dilapidated

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Adjective: Dilapidated  (di-LAP-i-day-tid) Definition: Rundown, shabby, old and ruined. Example sentence: I made an offer on a small dilapidated house that I plan on fixing up and reselling.

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