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Word of the Day – Dec. 9 – Quinquennium

Noun: Quinquennium  (kwin-KWEN-ee-uhm) Definition: A period of five years. Example sentence: The probation period for the young offender was set at one quinquennium.

Word of the Day – Dec. 8 – Laicism

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Noun: Laicism  (LEY-uh-siz-uhm) Definition: The nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society (distinguished from clericalism). Example sentence: The city’s homeless shelter was run mainly by the laicism, but many churches offered financial support.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 7 – Frankenfood

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Noun: Frankenfood  (FRANG-kuhn-food) Definition: Genetically modified food. Example sentence: Growing your own crops is a good way to keep frankenfood out of your diet.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 6 – Gnarr

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Verb: Gnarr  (NAR) Definition: To snarl or growl. Example sentence: Don’t wake Dad up too early on Saturday morning as he is likely to gnarr at you like a grizzly bear.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 5 – Apoplectic

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Adjective: Apoplectic  (ap-o-PLEC-tic) Definition: Overcome with anger; extremely indignant. Example sentence: Fred showed apoplectic rage when he didn’t get the raise he thought he deserved.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 2 – Equipoise

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Noun: Equipoise (EE-kwuh-poiz) Definition: An even balance; equilibrium. Example sentence: Joe and Missy’s marriage is successful because of the equipoise they manage to possess, agreeing to disagree at times.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 1 – Boon

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Noun: Boon  (BOON) Definition: 1: Something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit. 2: Something that is asked; a favor sought. Example sentence: I look at each visit from my grandchildren as a boon, not as a right or even a thing to be expected.    

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Word of the Day – Nov. 30 – Gravid

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Adjective: Gravid  (GRAV-id) Definition: 1: Pregnant. 2: Distended with or full of eggs. Example sentence: Unfortunately, many of the stray animals that are brought in to the local shelter are not only malnourished, but gravid as well.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 29 – Impute

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Verb: Impute  (im-PYOOT) Definition: 1: To lay the responsibility or blame for, often falsely or unjustly. 2: To credit to a person or a cause. Example sentence: I was taught that the most dangerous thing to do in argument is to impute motives to your opponent.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 28 – Egress

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Noun: Egress  (EE-gress) Definition: The action of going out of or leaving a place. Example sentence: The company’s egress procedures are very complicated.

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