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Word of the Day – Apr. 13 – Gimcrack

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Noun: Gimcrack  (JIM-krak) Definition: A showy object of little use or value. Example sentence: The harmonica that Carrie kept in her desk drawer was a gimcrack that she had won as a carnival prize many years ago.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 12 – Crottin

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Noun: Crottin  (CRAH-tin) Definition: A pungent cheese made of goat’s milk and formed into small disks. Example sentence: My recipe for cheese and wine fondue calls for crottin and merlot.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 11 – Fent

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Noun: Fent  (FENT) Definition: 1: A slit; specifically, a short slit or opening left in an article of dress, as in the sleeve of a shirt, at the top of the skirt in a dress, etc. 2: A crack; a flaw. 3: A remnant, as of cotton; an odd piece; specifically, imperfectly printed or imperfectly […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 10 – Omnicide

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Noun: Omnicide  (AHM-ni-syde) Definition: The total extinction of the human species as a result of human action. Example sentence: The next generation of nuclear warfare could result in omnicide.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 7 – Plisky

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Noun: Plisky  (PLIS-kee) Definition: A mischievous prank, trick, or practical joke. Example sentence: We always anticipated a very elaborate plisky from my brother on April Fool’s Day.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 6 – Chatoyant

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Adjective: Chatoyant  (shuh-TOI-unt) Definition: Changing in luster or color. Example sentence: I always associate the approach of the Easter season with the chatoyant green of spring and the songs of the birds.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 5 – Ecdysis

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Noun: Ecdysis  (EK-duh-sis) Definition: The shedding of an outer layer: molting. Example sentence: It is not uncommon to find snake skins and bird feathers on the ground in the spring because many creatures go through ecdysis at this time of the year.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 4 – Transpicuous

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Adjective: Transpicuous  (tran-SPIK-yuh-wus) Definition: Clearly seen through or understood. Example sentence: The surfaces of the literary work were so terribly transpicuous, so banally boring, and merely simple declaratives rife with simple vocabulary.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 3 – Vulpine

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Adjective: Vulpine  (VUHL-payhn) Definition: 1: Of or resembling a fox. 2: Cunning, crafty. Example sentence: The main character of the book was a vulpine beast of epic proportions.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 31 – Puce

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Noun: Puce  (pyoos) Definition: A dark red or brownish purple color. Example sentence: When the little girl was told she couldn’t have the toy she wanted at the store, she screamed until she was puce in the face.

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