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Noun: Nimiety  (nih-MY-ih-tee) Definition: Excess, overabundance. Example sentence:  Charlotte had a nimiety of clothes in her closet and decided to donate many of them to a local charity.

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Adjective: Petulant  (PET-chu-lent) Definition: 1: Insolent or rude in speech or behavior. 2: Characterized by temporary or capricious  ill humor. Example sentence: John is a petulant and fussy man who is always blaming everyone else for his problems.  

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Verb: Harry  (HAIR-ee) Definition: 1: To make a pillaging or destructive raid on: assault. 2: To force to move along by harassing. 3: To torment by or as if by constant attack. Example sentence: The young boy was warned not to harry the kitten or he might get clawed.

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Noun: Rapscallion  (rap-SKAL-yun) Definition: Rascal, ne’er do-well. Example sentence: With his shaggy, perpetually unkempt hair and his charmingly crooked smile, the actor seems to have been born to play the part of a scamp or rapscallion.

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Noun: Pundit  (PUN-dit) Definition: 1: A learned person: teacher. 2: A person who gives opinion in an authoritative manner, usually through the mass media: critic. Example sentence: Grandpa liked to watch the morning talk shows to see what liberal or conservative pundit would be on talking about the issues of the day.

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Noun: Thew  (THOO) Definition: 1: Muscular power or development; strength, vitality. 2: Muscle, sinew. Example sentence: The archer’s right arm developed quite a bit of thew as he practiced shooting his long bow.

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Adjective: Effete  (ih-FEET) Definition: 1: No longer fertile. 2: Having lost character, vitality, or strength. 3. Marked by weakness or decadence. 4. Soft or delicate from or as if from a pampered exixtence. 5. Having feminine qualities untypical of a man: not manly in appearance or manner. Example sentence: The main character in the book […]

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Verb: Limn  (LIM) Definition: 1: To draw or paint on a surface. 2: To outline in clear sharp detail. 3: Describe. Example sentence: The museum exhibit boasts more than 120 objects, such as clothing and household items,  that limn the daily life of women during the Victorian era.

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Verb: Expatiate  (ek-SPAY-shee-ayt) Definition: 1: To move about freely or at will: wander. 2: To speak or write at length or in detail. Example sentence: During the time the teacher took to expatiate the  homework assignment which really needed no explanation, I had the assignment completed.

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Adjective: Eloquent  (EL-uh-kwunt) Definition: 1: Marked by forceful and fluent expression. 2: Vividly or movingly expressive or revealing. Example sentence: Because Max is such an eloquent speaker, he was asked to give the toast at his grandfather’s 75th birthday party.

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