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Noun: Urticaria  (er-tuh-KAIR-ee-uh) Definition: Hives. Sample sentence: The first sign of the patient’s allergic reaction to the medication was urticaria. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Retronym  (REH-troh-nim) Definition: A term (such as an analog watch or snail mail) that is newly created and adopted to distinguish the original or older version form, or example of something from other, more recent versions, forms or examples. Sample sentence: First came the paperback book, differentiated from a book with a cloth or […]

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Adjective: Brobdingnagian  (brob-ding-NAG-ee-un) Definition: Marked by tremendous size. Sample sentence: Our little dog was frightened by the brobdingnagian proportions of the statues in the park. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Legerdemain  (lej-er-duh-MAYN) Definition: 1. Sleight of hand. 2. A display of skill and adroitness. Sample sentence: The company’s accountant used financial legerdemain to conceal its true revenues and avoided paying $2 million in taxes as a result. Like and Share with your friends

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Verb: Constellate  (KAHN-stuh-layt) Definition: 1. To unite in a cluster. 2. To set or adorn with or as if with constellations. Sample sentence: The members of the family seemed destined to constellate around the table, held by the gravity of their affection for each other. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Anabasis  (uh-NAB-us-sis) Definition: 1. A going or marching up: advance, especially a military advance. 2. A difficult and dangerous military retreat. Sample sentence: Reluctantly, the general ordered a hasty anabasis in the face of overwhelming opposing forces. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Morganatic  (mor-guh-NAT-ik) Definition: Of, relating to, or being a marriage between a member of a royal or noble family and a person of inferior rank in which the rank of the inferior partner remains unchanged; and the children of the marriage do not succeed to the titles, fiefs, or entailed property of the parent […]

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Noun: Pandiculation  (pan-dik-yuh-LAY-shun) Definition: A stretching and stiffening, especially of the trunk and extremities, as when fatigued and drowsy, or after waking from sleep. Sample sentence: My cat does an amazing amount of pandiculation every morning before he hops off the bed. Like and Share with your friends

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Adjective: Septentrional  (sep-TEN-tree-uh-nul) Definition: Northern. Sample sentence: When he tired of the long  septentrional winters of Michigan, Grandpa moved to Florida. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Tintinnabulation  (tin-tuh-nab-yuh-LAY-shun) Definition: 1. The ringing or sounding of bells. 2. A jingling or tinkling sound as if of bells. Sample sentence: The tintinnabulation that could be heard throughout the village was from the church on the common announcing morning services. Like and Share with your friends

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