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Word of the Day – Sept. 2 – Argy-bargy

Noun: Argy-bargy  (AHR-gee-BAHR-gee) Definition: A vigorous discussion or dispute. Example sentence: The current argy-bargy over herring fishing seems to bring the whole issue of conservation, national fishing limits, and policing of the seas into perspective.

Adjective: Enciente  (en-SEYNT) Definition: Pregnant; with child. Example sentence: There are places where women who are enceinte are given meals free and no questions are asked.

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Noun: Helix  (HEE-liks) Definition: A spiral  In geometry: the curve formed by a straight line drawn on a plane when that plane is wrapped around a cylindrical surface of any kind. Example sentence: DNA has the form of a helix.

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Adjective: Opprobrious (uh-PROH-bree-uhs) Definition: Outrageously disgraceful or shameful. Example sentence: The boy has a rather unlikeable disposition, and quite often, makes opprobrius remarks to others about their appearance.

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Verb: Absquatulate  (ab-SKWOCH-uh-leyt) Definition: Slang: to flee or abscond. Example sentence: The old prospector tried to absquatulate with our picks and shovel.

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Verb: Shill  (SHIL) Definition: 1. To act as a decoy (as for a pitchman or gambler). 2. To act as a spokesperson or promoter. Example sentence: Many actresses have had the opportunity to shill different perfumes over the decades, some even bearing their names.

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Noun: Grog  (GRAHG) Definition: Alcoholic liquor; especially liquor (such as rum) cut with water and now often served hot with lemon juice and sometimes sugar. Example sentence: The reviewer praised the restaurant for serving an eclectic range of beers and wines and not just any old grog.

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Adjective: Quaggy  (KWAG-ee) Definition: 1. Marshy or boggy. 2. Flabby or soft. Example sentence: The dinosaur exhibit at the museum depicted the now extinct creatures in a dark and quaggy environment.

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Verb: Burble  (BUR-buhl) Definition: 1. To speak in an excited manner; babble. 2. To make a bubbling sound; bubble. 3. A bubbling or gentle flow. Example sentence: It was peaceful in the park where we could hear the burble of the fountain and the chirping birds.

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Noun: Neophyte  (NEE-uh-fyte) Definition: 1. A new convert. 2. A novice. 3. A beginner. Example sentence: As a neophyte to chess, Brock was still learning the rules and basic strategies of the game.

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