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Word of the Day – Jan. 3 – Veridical

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Adjective: Veridical  (vuh-RID-ih-kul) Definition: 1: Truthful, veracious. 2: Not illusory, genuine. Example sentence: All psychotherapies are based on the fact that memory is not veridical, that unconscious desires and fantasies exert their force on us all.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 2 – Beleaguer

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Verb: Beleaguer  (bih-LEE-gur) Definition: 1: To cause distress to: besiege. 2: Trouble, harass. Example sentence: Injuries did beleaguer the scrappy football team, but they did manage to make it into the playoffs.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 30 – Eternize

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Verb: Eternize  (ih-TER-nyze) Definition: 1 a: To make eternal. 1 b: To prolong indefinitely. 2: Immortalize. Example sentence: Many photographs were taken on our wedding day to eternize the moment when we became man and wife.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 29 – Purlieu

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Noun: Purlieu  (PERL-yoo) Definition: 1 a: An outlying or adjacent district. 1 b: (plural) environs, neighborhood. 2 a: A frequently visited place: haunt. 2 b: (plural) confines, bounds. Example sentence: Every holiday we would take a trip to the purlieu where my father grew up.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 28 – Kwanzaa

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Noun: Kwanzaa  (KWAHN-zuh) Definition: An African-American cultural festival held from December 26 to January 1. Example sentence: A joyous family spirit pervaded the Allen family’s Kwanzaa celebration as three generations came together for a delightful meal and a beautiful candle-lighting ceremony.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 27 – Ruminate

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Verb: Ruminate  (ROO-muh-nayt) Definition: 1: To engage in contemplation: meditate. 2: To chew again what has been chewed slightly and swallowed: to chew the cud. Example sentence: As we come to the end of this year, let us take time to ruminate on the things we have done for the good  and think of ways […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 26 – Mythopoeic

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Adjective: Mythopoeic  (mith-uh–PEE-ik Definition: Of or relating to the making of myths; causing, producing, or giving rise to myths. Example sentence: The experience of driving a car has been the mythopoeic heart of America for half a century.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 23 – Fribble

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Verb: Fribble  (FRIB-uhl) Definition: 1: To act in a wasteful or frivolous manner. 2: To fritter away. Example sentence: Sue tended to be fribble with her paycheck before she paid her bills.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 22 – Fructuous

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Adjective: Fructuous  (FROOK-choo-uhs) Definition: Productive; fruitful; fertile. Example sentence: The young CEO is responsible for the fructuous progress of his company building a strong lead in the business community.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 21 – Antimacassar

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Noun: Antimacassar  (an-ti-muh-KAS-suhr) Definition: A piece of covering placed over the back or arms of a seat to protect from hair oil, dirt, etc. Example sentence: In my grandmother’s house, there was an antimacassar on the back of every chair.

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