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Word of the Day – Feb. 21 – Ruminate

Verb: Ruminate  (ROO-muh-nayt) Definition: To think about carefully at length, muse, or contemplate. Example sentence: Let me ruminate on that idea for a while and I’ll get back to you.

Word of the Day – Feb. 20 – Transient

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Adjective: Transient (TRAN-zee-uhnt) Definition: Temporary, short-lived, momentary, remaining in a place for only a brief time. Example sentence: This is only a transient job because after I graduate next month, I will be looking for a better one.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 19 – Attrition

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Noun: Attrition  (uh-TRISH-uhn) Definition: A decrease in numbers, size or strength. Example sentence: There are a certain number of new members that we expect to lose through attrition, but we should do our best to retain every member we can.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 16 – Proponent

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Noun: Proponent  (pruh-POH-nuhnt) Definition: A supporter or advocate of something. Example sentence: He is a proponent of the idea of not going into debt for anything but a home.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 15 – Circumspect

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  Adjective: Circumspect  (SUR-kuhm-spekt) Definition: Cautious and careful. Example sentence: I believe in making very circumspect decisions regarding investments because I have lost money in the past.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 14 – Urbane

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Adjective: Urbane  (ur-BAYN) Definition: Socially refined, sophisticated, and cosmopolitan. Example sentence: The party at the Hilton was very urbane, full of men wearing tuxedos and sipping expensive wine.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 13 – Acumen

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Noun: Acumen  (uh-KYOO-muhn) Definition: Mental sharpness, shrewdness, keen judgment, or savvy. Example sentence: My lack of personal financial acumen has gotten me into a lot of debt.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 12 – Proclivity

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Noun: Proclivity  (proh-KLIV-uh-tee) Definition: A natural inclination or tendency; a propensity or predisposition. Example sentence: Alcoholic’s Anonymous classes help people suppress their proclivity for drinking.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 9 – Panacea

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Noun: Panacea  (pan-uh-SEE- uh) Definition: A remedy for all disease or problems; a cure-all. Example sentence: The president claims that his new policy is an economic panacea.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 8 – Capricious

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Adjective: Capricious  (kuh-PREE-shuss) Definition: Unpredictable, quickly changing for no apparent reason. Example sentence: The weather here is so capricious, with snow one day and 75 degrees the next.

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