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Word of the Day – Dec. 26 – Mythopoeic

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Adjective: Mythopoeic  (mith-uh–PEE-ik Definition: Of or relating to the making of myths; causing, producing, or giving rise to myths. Example sentence: The experience of driving a car has been the mythopoeic heart of America for half a century.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 23 – Fribble

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Verb: Fribble  (FRIB-uhl) Definition: 1: To act in a wasteful or frivolous manner. 2: To fritter away. Example sentence: Sue tended to be fribble with her paycheck before she paid her bills.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 22 – Fructuous

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Adjective: Fructuous  (FROOK-choo-uhs) Definition: Productive; fruitful; fertile. Example sentence: The young CEO is responsible for the fructuous progress of his company building a strong lead in the business community.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 21 – Antimacassar

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Noun: Antimacassar  (an-ti-muh-KAS-suhr) Definition: A piece of covering placed over the back or arms of a seat to protect from hair oil, dirt, etc. Example sentence: In my grandmother’s house, there was an antimacassar on the back of every chair.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 20 – Epigram

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Noun: Epigram  (EP-i-gram) Definition: A short witty saying, often in verse. Example sentence: Ben Franklin was famous for many an epigram, such as “Little strokes fell great oaks.”

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Word of the Day – Dec. 19 – Peregrination

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Noun: Peregrination  (per-i-gruh-NAY-shuhn) Definition: Traveling from place to place, also a course of travel, especially on foot. Example sentence: I took many pictures during my peregrination in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 16 – Symphysis

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Noun: Symphysis  (SIM-fi-sis) Definition: A growing together. Example sentence: It is hard to define when the symphysis of our souls began, but after 41 years of marriage, it is hard to imagine ever being two separate psyches.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 15 – Afflatus

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Noun: Afflatus  (uh-FLAY-tuhs) Definition: A creative impulse or inspiration. Example sentence: My dad’s stories of childhood were always my afflatus for things to do with my own children.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 14 – Marmorean

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Adjective: Marmorean  (mahr-MOHR-ee-uhn) Definition: Resembling marble or a marble statue, for example, in smoothness, whiteness, hardness, coldness, or aloofness. Example sentence: The museum is housed in a large marmorean white building.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 13 – Athwart

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Adverb, preposition: Athwart  (uh-THWART) Definition: From side to side of; across; against. Example sentence: Ralph shuffled athwart, keeping one eye ahead vigilantly.

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