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Word of Day – June 9 – Vernacular

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Noun: Vernacular  (ver-NAK-yuh-ler) Definition: Common and informal everyday language. Example sentence: My teenage children constantly use teenage vernacular such as cool, rad, and dude.  

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Word of the Day – June 8 – Assuage

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Verb: Assuage  (uh- SWEYJ) Definition: To relieve or ease, make milder or less severe; also, to appease or satisfy. Example sentence: The music did little to assuage the awkward silence in the elevator.

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Word of the Day – June 7 – Transient

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Adjective: Transient  (TRANS-zee-uhnt) Definition: Temporary, short-lived, momentary, remaining in a place for only a brief time. Example sentence: This is only a transient job because when I graduate next month, I will be looking for a better one.

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Word of the Day – June 6 – Attrition

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Noun: Attrition  (uh-TRISH-uhn) Definition: A decrease in numbers, size or strength. Example sentence: There are a certain number of new members that we expect to lose through attrition, but we should do our best to retain every member we can.

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Word of the Day – June 5 – Anecdote

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Noun: Anecdote  (AN-ik-doht) Definition: An amusing or interesting true story. Example sentence: The anecdote about how my parents met in the line of a public restroom is a family favorite.

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Word of the Day – June 2 – Deliberate

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Verb: Deliberate  (dih-LIB-uh-rayt) Definition: To carefully think about and consider. Example sentence: Before making a decision on purchasing the new car,  I want to deliberate with my husband about it.

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Word of the Day – June 1 – Tacit

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Adjective: Tacit  (TAS-it) Definition: Implied or understood without words, unspoken. Example sentence: The two had a tacit agreement, so there was no need to sign anything or even talk about it.

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Word of the Day – May 31 – Defunct

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Adjective: Defunct  (dih-FUHNGKT) Definition: No longer in existence, dead, or extinct. Example sentence: The company I used to work for has been defunct since the law suit last year that put it under.

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Word of the Day – May 30 – Prodigal

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Adjective: Prodigal  (PROD-ih-guhl) Definition: Wastefully and excessively extravagant with money. Example sentence: A parable in the Bible tells of the prodigal son who left his home and wasted all of his inheritance.

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Word of the Day – May 29 – Proponent

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Noun: Proponent (pruh-POH-nuhnt) Definition: A supporter or advocate of something. Example sentence: He is a proponent of the idea of not going into debt for anything but a home.  

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