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Noun: Nonage  (NAH-nij) Definition: 1. Minority. 2. A period of youth: a lack of maturity. Sample sentence: Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Mythomania  (mith-uh-MAY-nee-uh) Definition: An excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating. Sample sentence: Ruby is a real drama queen and one can never trust the extent of her mythomania. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Lucrative  (LOO-kruh-tiv) Definition: Producing wealth: profitable. Sample sentence: The company announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations soon after it won a lucrative contract with the government. Like and Share with your friends

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Verb: Apple-polish  (Ap-ul-pah-lish) Definition: 1. To attempt to ingratiate oneself: toady. 2. To curry favor with (as by flattery). Sample sentence: It is never too late to apple-polish the boss. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Dyspepsia  (dis-PEP-shuh) Definition: 1. Indigestion. 2. Ill humor: disgruntlement. Sample sentence: The meatball sandwich was delicious, but not worth the dyspepsia suffered because of it. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Ilk  (ILK) Definition: Sort, kind. Sample sentence: The hole beneath the stairs of the cabin’s porch allows in squirrels, chipmunks, skunks and other creatures of that ilk. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Sprightly  (SPRYTE-lee) Definition: 1. Marked by a cheerful lightness and vivacity (as of movement or manner): spirited. 2. Having a distinctively piquant taste. Sample sentence: Uncle Jack, a sprightly man in his early 80’s, was an avid storyteller, and we all listened with rapt attention as he regaled us with his newest tale. Like […]

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Noun: Compunction  (kum-PUNK-shun) Definition: 1. Anxiety arising from awareness of guilt. 2. Distress of mind over an anticipated action or result. 3. A twinge of misgiving: scruple. Sample sentence: A dilgent editor, Michelle feels no compunction about deleting words and phrases from even the most beautifully written paragraph for the sake of space or clarity. […]

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Noun: Thanatology  (than-uh-TAH-luh-jee) Definition: The description or study of the phenomena of death and of the psychological mechanisms for coping with them. Sample sentence: A good text on thanatology is Elizabeth Kulber-Ross’s  “On Death and Dying” which outlines the five stages of grief. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Chatoyant  (shuh-TOY-unt) Definition: Having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light. Sample sentence: One of my favorite chatoyant gemstones is the star sapphire. Like and Share with your friends

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