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Word of the Day – Mar. 27 – Quiescent

Adjective: Quiescent  (kwy-ESS-unt) Definition: 1. Marked by inactivity or repose: tranquilly at rest. 2. Causing no trouble or symptoms. Sample sentence: The alligator is deceptively quiescent on the sunny shore, watching its approaching prey, waiting for the moment to strike. Like and Share with your friends

Noun: Verdigris  (VER-duh-greess) Definition:  A green or bluish deposit formed on copper, brass, or bronze surfaces. Sample sentence: They are covering up not only the verdigris that developed on the copper roof, but also years of wear and tear that caused the roof to leak Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Ulterior  (ul-TEER-ee-er) Definition: 1. Laying farther away: more remote. 2. Situated on the farther side. 3. Going beyond what is openly said or shown. Sample sentence: While their campaign does shed light on an important issue, their good intentions are undercut by their ulterior motive, which is to make a profit. Like and Share […]

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Noun: Jackanapes  (JAK-uh-nayps) Definition: 1. Monkey, ape. 2. An impudent or conceited fellow. 3. A saucy or mischievous child. Sample sentence: Mrs. Hobson had her neighbor’s son pegged as a disrespectful jackanapes and was therefore reluctant to hire him to shovel the driveway. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Obstinate  (AHB-stuh-nut) Definition: 1. Perversely adhering to an opinion,  purpose, or course,  in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion. 2. Not easily overcome or removed. Sample sentence: As usual, Uncle Mitch remained obstinate in his opinion even though the facts were clearly stacked against him. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Zephyr  (ZEFF-er) Definition: 1. A breeze from the west, or any gentle breeze. 2. Any of various lightweight fabrics and articles of clothing. Sample sentence: There was not even a zephyr stirring and the dead noonday heat had even stilled the songs of the birds. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Eolian  (ee-OH-lee-un) Definition: Borne, deposited, produced, or eroded by the wind. Sample sentence: The park is known for its eolian caves, where many enjoy viewing those chambers formed in sandstone cliffs. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Controvertible  (KAHN-truh-ver-tuh-bul) Definition: Capable of being disputed or opposed by reason. Sample sentence: A key piece of evidence was found which made the other pieces of evidence in the case controvertible. Like and Share with your friends

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Verb: Inveigle  (in-VAY-gul) Definition: 1. To win over by wiles: entice. 2. To acquire by ingenuity or flattery: wangle. Sample sentence: I was relieved when I finally managed to inveigle her assistant into fitting me into the doctor’s busy schedule. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Rhadamanthine  (rad-uh-MAN-thun) Definition: Rigorously strict or just. Sample sentence: The judge took the maliciousness of the crime into account and decided upon a rhadamanthine punishment. Like and Share with your friends

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