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Word of the Day – Aug. 12 – Filial

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Adjective: Filial  (FIL-ee-ul) Definition: 1:  Of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter. 2: Having or assuming the relation of a child or offspring. Example sentence: Margaret’s sense of filial responsibility is only part of her motivation for carrying on her parents’ business; she also loves the work.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 11 – Dabster

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Noun: Dabster  (DAB-stuhr) Definition: 1: An expert. 2: A bungler. Example sentence: Mom was a dabster at bow ties and my brothers would line up on Sunday morning to have her make the finishing touches before church.  

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Word of the day – Aug. 10 – Gothic

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Adjective: Gothic  (GOTH-ik) Definition: 1: Relating to an architectural style reflecting the influence of the medieval Gothic. 2: Relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent incidents. Example sentence: The old house, with its Gothic style, made an eerie silhouette against the night […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 9 – Maecenas

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Noun: Maecenas  (mee-SEE-nuhs) Definition: A generous patron, especially of art, music or liturature. Example sentence: Our high school play was a success mainly because of one maecenas,  a local businessman who once attended our school.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 8 – Foozle

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Verb: Foozle  (FOO-zuhl) Definition: To botch or bungle, especially to make a poor shot in golf. Example sentence: I was afraid to show my face in the clubhouse after my golf game, because I managed to foozle just about every shot.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 5 – Kith

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Noun: Kith  (KITH) Definition: Familiar friends, neighbors, or relatives. Example sentence: During the holidays, my home is swarming with kith and kin as we gather to share food and fun.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 4 – Edify

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Verb: Edify  (ED-uh-fye) Definition: To instruct and improve especially in moral and religious knowledge: uplift. Also, to enlighten or inform. Example sentence: Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.    

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Word of the Day – Aug. 3 – Amity

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Noun: Amity  (AM-uh-tee) Definition: Friendship; especially, friendly relations between nations. Example sentence: The amity between the nations leaders is essential if we are ever to achieve world peace.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 2 – Glower

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Verb: Glower  (GLOUR) Definition: To look or stare with sullen annoyance or anger. Example sentence: I caused Kelly to glower  at me after I sided with Brenda in their dispute about the chores.  

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Word of the Day – Aug. 1 – Littoral

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Adjective: Littoral  (LIT-uh-rul) Definition: Of, relating to, or situated or growing on or near a shore especially of the sea. Example sentence: The report shows dramatic improvement in the condition of the state’s littoral waters since the cleanup effort began.  

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