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Word of the Day – Mar. 22 – Appetence

Noun: Appetence  (A-puh-tuhns) Definition: A strong desire or inclination. Example sentence: Conservatives will now be able to test the national appetence for more individualistic solutions to social policy problems.

Word of the Day – Mar. 21 – Codswallop

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Noun: Codswallop  (KODZ-wol-uhp) Definition: Nonsense. Example sentence: And to think that there are people out there, including some I used to vaguely respect, who actually buy into and believe that kind of codswallop the government is preaching.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 20 – Uliginous

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Adjective: Uliginous  (yoo-LIJ-uh-nuhs) Definition: Swampy, slimy, slippery. Example sentence: The uliginous path through the deep woods made the hike a little treacherous at times.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 17 – Lodestar

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Noun: Lodestar  (LOAD-stahr) Definition: Someone or something that serves as a guiding principle, model, inspiration, ambition, etc. Example sentence: My dad was my lodestar, my rock, and I miss him every day.

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Sunny FM Word of the Day – Mar. 16 – Foray

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Noun: Foray  (FOR-ay) Definition: 1: An initial attempt into a new activity or area. 2: A sudden raid, especially for taking plunder. Example sentence: In the foray of moving after 41 years in the same place, many items I had collected made their way to the donation bin.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 15 – Adolesce

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Verb: Adolesce  (ad-uh-LES) Definition: To reach or pass through adolescence, the period between childhood and adulthood. Example sentence: Most children are beginning to adolesce around the age of twelve.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 14 – Allocute

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Verb: Allocute  (A-luh-kyoot) Definition: To make a formal speech, especially by a defendant after being found guilty and before being sentenced in a court. Example sentence: The deal was for him to plead to a lesser charge and allocute to the judge.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 13 – Bludge

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Verb: Bludge  (BLUHJ) Definition: To obtain something through the generosity of others; to scrounge. Example sentence: My friend was able to bludge my extra ticket for the concert from me by offering to make me some cookies.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 10 – Hydra

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Noun: Hydra (HAHY-druh) Definition: A persistent or many-sided problem that presents new obstacles as soon as one aspect is solved. Example sentence: Trying to solve the hydra of the homeless population has proven very difficult, especially when one factors in mental illness and drug addiction.  

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Word of the Day – Mar. 9 – Shrive

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Verb: Shrive  (SHRAHYV) Definition: To grant absolution, as to a penitent. Definition: Every Saturday morning, we would go to the confessional and hope Father Brown would shrive us quickly so we could get on with the rest of our weekend.

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