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Word of the Day – Oct. 9 – Assiduous

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Adjective: Assiduous  (uh-SIJ-oo-uhs) Definition: Diligent, hard working, applying constant effort. Example sentence: The assiduous student spent the weekends studying while his friends partied.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 6 – Opulent

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Adjective: Opulent  (OP-yuh-luhnt) Definition: Luxurious Example sentence: The opulent mansion was decorated with rare paintings and gold statues.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 5 – Ardent

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Adjective: Ardent  (AHR-dnt) Definition: Passionate, enthusiastic and loyal. Example sentence: The ardent fan went from concert to concert as the band toured the country.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 4 – Deprecate

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Verb: Deprecate  (DEP-rih-kayt) Definition: To criticize or express disapproval. Example sentence: The insensitive father would always deprecate his son for not measuring up.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 3 – Aesthetic

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Adjective: Aesthetic  (es-THET-ik) Definition: Having to do with beauty. Example sentence: My husband has no aesthetic sense so he let me pick out all of the paintings and decorations for the house.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 2 – Prosaic

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Adjective: Prosaic (proh-ZAY-ik) Definition: Ordinary, boring, dull, unoriginal. Example sentence: The documentary was so prosaic that I fell asleep within just 10 minutes after starting it.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 29 – Ubiquitous

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Adjective: Ubiquitous  (yoo-BIK-wi-tuhs) Definition: Existing or being everywhere. Example sentence: The ubiquitous ants made the camping trip impossible to enjoy.  

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Word of the Day – Sept. 28 – Muse

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Verb: Muse  (MYOOZ) Definition: To think, contemplate, or meditate. Example sentence: Sometimes I will muse about how great it would be to never have to work again.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 27 – Commensurate

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Adjective: Commensurate  (kuh-MEN-ser-it) Definition: Proportionate; corresponding in amount, magnitude or degree. Example sentence: I am looking for a salary commensurate with my experience.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 26 – Idiosyncrasy

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Noun: Idiosyncrasy  (id-ee-uh-SING-kruh-see) Definition: A peculiarity or eccentricity. Example sentence: Bill has the idiosyncrasy of putting ketchup on almost all of his food.

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