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Adjective: Farraginous  (fuh-RAJ-uh-nus) Definition: Consisting of a confused mixture: formed of various materials in no fixed order or arrangement. Example sentence: The large box at the hotel’s lost and found desk contained a farraginous assortment of hats, umbrellas, cell phones, and other personal items.

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Plural noun: Smithereens  (smith-uh-REENZ) Definition: Small pieces; bits. Example sentence: The lamp crashed to the floor and broke into smithereens.

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Adjective: Zaftig  (ZAHF-tig) Definition: Having a full rounded figure; pleasingly plump. Example sentence: The Hollywood stars of the 30’s and 40’s were quite a bit more zaftig than the stars today.

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Noun: Propensity (pruh-PENN-suh-tee) Definition: An often intense natural inclination or preference. Example sentence: His propensity to speak his mind makes some of his colleagues wary.

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Verb: Jettison  (JET-uh-sun) Definition: 1: To throw goods overboard to lighten a ship or aircraft in distress. 2: Discard. Example sentence: As the boat began to take on water, the pirates argued over whether they should jettison some of the heavy, stolen loot.

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Noun: Theriac  (THEER-ee-ak) Definition: 1: A mixture of many drugs and honey formerly held to be an antidote to poison. 2: A remedy for all ills: cure-all. Example sentence: Government authorities try to monitor the manufacturing of theriac to ensure that the public is not hoodwinked.

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Noun: Golem  (GOH-lum) Definition: 1: An artificial being in Hebrew folklore endowed with life. 2: Someone or something resembling a golem, such as an automaton or blockhead. Example sentence: I really don’t remember much about the golem in my dream, except it had big feet with large clay toes.

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Adverb: Verbatim  (ver-BAY-tim) Definition: In exact words: word for word. Example sentence: The coach was quoted verbatim the article announcing that she would retire at the end of the season.

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Noun: Morass  (muh-RASS) Definition: 1: Marsh, swamp. 2: A situation that traps, confuses or impedes. 3: An overwhelming or confusing mass or mixture. Example sentence: Delivering items once the online sales are complete means navigating a morass of regulations from shippers, insurance companies and foreign governments.

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Adjective: Epistemic  (ep-uh-STEE mik) Definition: Of or relating to knowledge or knowing: cognitive. Example sentence: Professor Rich is convinced that the quest for epistemic certainty is a foolhardy one.

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