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Word of the Day – Feb. 27 – Rationale

Noun: Rationale  (rash-uh-NAL) Definition: 1. An explanation of controlling principles of opinion, belief, practice, or phenomena. 2. An underlying reason: basis. Sample sentence: The newspaper’s editorial reflected the concerns of many who questioned the rationale behind the mayor’s decision.               Nou Like and Share with your friends

Adjective: Captious  (KAP-shuss) Definition: 1. Marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections. 2. Calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument. Sample sentence: Befuddled by the captious question, the suspect broke down and confessed to the crime.   Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Gourmand  (GOOR-mahnd) Definition: 1. One who is excessively fond of eating and drinking. 2. One who is heartily interested in good food and drink. Sample sentence: Uncle Gerald was a bit of a gourmand; he traveled far and wide to the finest restaurants and always remembered to bring his appetite. Like and Share with […]

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Adjective: Thrasonical  (thray-SAH-nih-kul) Definition: Bragging or boastful. Sample sentence: Thraso, a blustery old soldier in the comedy “Eunuchus,” lives on in thrasonical, a word that boasts a 450-year history as an English adjective. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Acumen  (uh-KYOO-mun) Definition: Keenness and depth of perception, discernment, or discrimination, especially in practical matters. Sample sentence; Detective Morton possesses a superior acumen that enables him to solve the most bizarre and puzzling of mysteries. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Histrionic  (his-tree-AH-nik) Definition: 1. Deliberately affected: theatrical. 2. Of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater. Sample sentence: The candidate declared that he would not stoop to address his opponent’s histrionic and patently untrue accusations. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Whammy  (WAM-ee) Definition: 1. A supernatural power bringing bad luck: a magic curse, spell, hex  or jinx. 2. A potent force or attack: specifically, a paralyzing  or lethal blow. Sample sentence: After making three errors in one inning, Mitch was convinced someone put a whammy on his glove. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Superfluous  (soo-PER-floo-us) Definition: 1. Exceeding what is sufficient or necessary: extra. 2. Not needed: unnecessary. Sample sentence: The textbook includes so much superfluous information that students often overlook key points. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Overwheening  (oh-ver-WEE-ning) Definition: 1. Arrogant, presumptuous. 2. Immoderate, exaggerated. Sample sentence: With her overweening ego, the actress expected to be recognized and flattered by everyone she met. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Evitable  (EV-uh-tuh-bul) Definition: Capable of being avoided. Sample sentence: The investigator stated that the accident was certainly evitable and would not have happened had the driver not been negligent. Like and Share with your friends

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