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Word of the Day – Apr. 24 – Tyro

Noun: Tyro  (TYE-Roh) Definition: A beginner in learning: novice. Sample sentence: The ranch has one riding trail if you are a tyro and several more challenging options if you are an experienced rider. Like and Share with your friends

Adjective: Null   (NULL) Definition: 1. Having no legal or binding force: invalid. 2. Amounting to nothing: nil. 3. Having no value: insignificant. 4. Having no elements. Sample sentence: The court will declare the city ordinance null if it is found to be in conflict with state law. Like and Share with your friends

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Verb: Dessicate  (DESS-ih-kayt) Definition: 1. To dry up or become dried up. 2. To preserve (a food) by drying: dehydrate. 3. To drain of emotional or intellectual vitality. Sample sentence: Weeks of blazing heat and the prolonged lack of rain will cause our lawn to dessicate and many of our flowers to wither. Like and […]

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Adjective: Omnipotent  (Ahm-NIP-uh-tunt) Definition: Having virtually unlimited authority or influence. Sample sentence: Small children often believe their parents to be omnipotent, capable of commanding any situation or resolving any problem they find before them. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Ailurophile  (eye-LOOR-uh-fyle) Definition: A cat fancier: a lover of cats. Sample sentence: Listen to my UPAWS update every day and you will know that I am a true ailurophile. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Panoply  (PAN-uh-plee) Definition: 1. A wide-ranging and impressive array or display. 2. A complete suit of armor. 3. A protective covering. Sample sentence: I was impressed by the dazzling panoply of the maharaja’s procession while I was in India Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Parochial  (pah-ROH-kee-ul) Definition: Narrowly restricted in scope or outlook. Sample sentence: After moving to a big city, she had little patience for what she considered to be her parents’ parochial attitudes. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Vertiginous  (Ver-tuh- JIH-nus) Definition: Having or causing a whirling sensation. Sample sentence: At the end of the trail, they still faced a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Phalanx  (fah-LANKS) Definition: 1. A compact or close-knit group of people. 2. A formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears. Sample sentence: The party members disagreed on many topics, but when it came to social issues, they formed a solid phalanx. Like and Share with your friends

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Verb: Purport  (per-PORT) Definition: 1. To have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming (something implied or inferred) 2. Intend, purpose. Sample sentence: The authors purport to offer irrefutable proof of a conspiracy, but in reality their book gives us nothing but unproven conjecture. Like and Share with your friends

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