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Word of the Day – Mar. 30 – Tucket

Noun: Tucket  (TUCK-ut) Definition: Fanfare on a trumpet. Example sentence: I am not leaving this job with a tucket, but with a fond farewell and thank you to all my listeners.

Verb: Blench  (BLENCH) Definition: To draw back or turn aside from lack of courage: flinch. Example sentence: I know my son will blench when I tell him we need to consider him moving out and making his own way in the world.

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Adjective: Cursory  (KER-suh-ree) Definition: Rapidly and often superficially performed or produced: hasty. Example sentence: James gave the instructions only a cursory look before he began to assemble the shelves and didn’t realize until he was partway through that he would need a power drill.

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Noun: Exegesis  (ek-suh-JEE-sis) Definition: Exposition, explanation. Example sentence: James Michener  had a real gift for using copius amounts of exegesis in his novels.      

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Adjective: Amicable  (AM-ih-kuh-buhl) Definition: Exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; peaceable. Example sentence: I was surprised at how amicable my boss was with me upon receiving the news that I was leaving the company to retire in a warmer climate.

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Noun: Agon  (AH-gahn) Definition: Conflict. Example sentence: There is always agon in our house when chores are assigned and one child says the other one has an easier chore.

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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: My boss was amenable to my request to work from home on Fridays.

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Adjective: Cavalier  (kav-uh-LEER) Definition: Careless; showing disregard; arrogant and haughty. Example sentence: The writer was cavalier about the truth and included multiple fallacies in the article.

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Noun: Temerity  (tuh-MER-i-tee) Definition: Boldness, recklessness, daring. Example sentence: The race car driver had the temerity to drive through the narrow gap causing a major accident.

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Adjective: Curt  (KURT) Definition: Rudely brief in speech; speaking in an abrupt manner, brusque, blunt. Example sentence: The man refused the offer with the curt response, “I’m not interested!”

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