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Word of the Day – Nov. 13 – Caustic

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Adjective: Caustic  (KAW-stik) Definition: Harsh and mean. Example sentence: The children were grounded for making caustic remarks to each other.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 10 – Contrived

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Adjective: Contrived  (kuhn-TRYVED) Definition: Artificial, forced or labored. Example sentence: After opening the odd gift,  James gave a contrived smile and said he loved it.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 9 – Circumvent

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Verb: Circumvent  (SUR-kuhm-vent) Definition: To go around or avoid something. Example sentence: My kids always tried to circumvent my authority.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 8 – Explicit

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Adjective: Explicit  (ik-SPLIS-it) Definition: Clearly and directly expressed, specific, definitive. Example sentence: If you were more explicit about the instructions, I would have done it the way you wanted.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 7 – Empirical

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Adjective: Empirical  (em-PIR-ih-kuhl) Definition: Provable and verifiable through observation; not merely theoretical. Example sentence: The empirical data show that homes on the market are decreasing in value.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 6 – Facetious

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Adjective: Facetious  (fuh-SEE-shus) Definition: Not meant to be taken seriously or literally; humorous, sarcastic. Example sentence: He made facetious remarks that perturbed the instructor, but the rest of us found them humorous.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 3 – Salacious

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Adjective: Salacious  (suh-LAY-shus) Definition: Relating to sex or lust, usually in excess or in an offensive manner. Example sentence: My aunt spends hours reading salacious romance novels.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 2 – Assimilate

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Verb: Assimilate  (uh-SIM-uh-layt) Definition: To take in or absorb. Example sentence: It takes about 3 hours for the body to assimilate the nutrients from the vitamin.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 1 – Antic

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Noun: Antic  (AN-tik) Definition: A playful or funny act or action; a prank or trick. Example sentence: Aaron loves playing jokes on everyone, so we are always prepared for him to launch his next antic.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 31 – Crass

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Adjective: Crass  (KRAS) Definition: Unrefined, rude, insensitive, crude or unsophisticated. Example sentence: The crass movie lacks any taste and is full of profanity and crude jokes.

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