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Word of the Day – Nov. 25 – Confluence

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Noun: Confluence  (con·FLU·ence) Definition: The act or process of merging. A flowing together of two or more streams. Example sentence: A fortunate confluence of factors led to his success.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 24 – Lambent

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Adjective: Lambent  (LAM-bunt) Definition: 1: Playing lightly on or over a surface: flickering. 2: Softly bright or radiant. 3: Marked by lightness or brilliance especially of expression. Example sentence: On this late November morning, I awoke to find the air cool and still and filled with lambent light.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 23 – Obfuscate

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Verb: Obfuscate  (AHB-fuh-skayt) Definition: 1 a: Darken. 1 b: To make obscure. 2: Confuse. 3: To be evasive, unclear, or confusing. Example sentence: It was the trademark of San Francisco psychedelia to never put the year on a concert poster, and to obfuscate important details.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 22 – Meshuggener

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Noun: Meshuggener  (muh-SHUG-uh-ner) Definition: A foolish or crazy person. Example sentence: What kind of meshuggener would apply the small plates concept to the Thanksgiving feast, which is all about abundance and appetite?

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Word of the Day – Nov. 21 – Frigophobia

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Noun: Frigophobia  (frig-ah-FOH-be-ah) Definition: Fear of the cold, or of cold things. Example sentence: My frigophobia has prevented me from ever learning to ski.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 18 – Enigma

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Noun: Enigma  (uh–nig-muh) Definition: A mystery; something hard to understand or explain; perplexing or puzzling. Example sentence: It is still an enigma to me how a magician can pull a rabbit out of his hat.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 17 – Acrimony

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Noun: Acrimony  (ACK-rih-moh-nee) Definition: Bitter, sharp animosity, especially as exhibited in speech or behavior. Example sentence: Bob really got tired of his co-worker’s acrimony toward him and decided to file a grievance with management.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 16 – Neophyte

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Noun: Neophyte  (NEE-uh-fahyt) Definition: An inexperienced beginner; a novice. Example sentence: The young politician was called a neophyte by his more experienced opponent.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 15 – Triptych

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Noun: Triptych  (TRIP-tik) Definition: 1: An ancient Roman writing tablet with three waxed leaves hinged together. 2 a: A picture ( such as an altar piece)  or carving in three panels side by side. 2 b: Something composed or presented in three parts or sections; a trilogy. Example sentence: The panels of the triptych illustrated […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 14 – Comport

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Verb: Comport  (kuhm-PORT) Definition: 1: To conduct (oneself.) 2: To agree with. Example sentence: It is always possible to comport oneself with dignity.  

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