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Word of the Day – Aug. 29 – Rarefied

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Adjective: Rarefied  (RAIR-uh-fyde) Definition: 1: Being less dense. 2: Of, relating to, or interesting to a select group: esoteric. 3: Very high. Example sentence: Cartography is one of those rarefied fields at which only a select few can actually earn a living.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 26 – Truepenny

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Noun: Truepenny  (TROO-pen-ee) Definition: A trusty, honest fellow. Example sentence: My best friend John is a real truepenny and I can always count on him for advice.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 25 – Notch

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Noun: Notch  (NAHTCH) Defintion: 1 a: A V-shaped indentation. b: A slit made to serve as a record. c:  A rounded indentation cut into the pages of a book on the edge opposite the spine. 2: A deep close pass: gap. 3: Degree, step. Example sentence: Bob’s music was quite loud, so his mother told […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 24 – Thrummy

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Adjective: Thrummy  (THRUHM-ee) Definition: Shaggy or tufted. Example sentence: Josh adopted a large dog with a thrummy coat from the shelter.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 23 – Hypocorism

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Noun: Hypocorism  (hye-PAH-kuh-riz-um) Definition: 1: A pet name. 2: The use of a pet name. Example sentence: People began to refer to the elusive and mysterious Loch Ness monster by the hypocorism “Nessie” in the 1940’s.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 22 – Lucubrate

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Verb: Lucubrate  (LOO-kyoo-breyt) Definition: 1: To work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night. 2: To write learnedly. Example sentence: I wanted an A on my exam and I was willing to work all day and lucubrate until dawn to prepare for it.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 19 – Vestige

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Noun: Vestige  (VESS-tij) Definition: 1: a: A trace, mark, or visible sign left by something (such as an ancient city or a condition or practice) vanished or lost. b: The smallest quantity or trace. 2: A bodily part or organ that is small and degenerate or imperfectly developed in comparison to one more fully developed […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 18 – Panoptic

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Adjective: Panoptic  (pan-OP-tik) Definition: Being or presenting a comprehensive or panoramic view. Example sentence: The new security cameras installed in the jewelry store capture panoptic views of the entrance and display cases.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 17 – Dunnage

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Noun: Dunnage  (DUN-ij) Definition: 1: Loose materials used to support and protect cargo in a ship’s hold. Also, padding in a shipping container. 2: Baggage. Example sentence: The listed weight on the shipping order did not account for the container and dunnage.

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Word of the Day – Aug. 16 – Sacerdotal

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Adjective: Sacerdotal  (sas-er-DOHT-ul) Definition: Of priests; priestly. Example sentence: Sue saved enough money to buy tall, thick sacerdotal candles from the ecclesiastical shop in London.

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