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Adjective: Infrangible  (in-FRAN-juh-bul) Definition: 1. Not capable of being broken or separated into parts. 2. Not to be infringed or violated. Example sentence: Bob declared firmly that he lived his life by a set of infrangible ethical principles.

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Noun: Doppleganger  (DAH-pul-gang-er) Definition: 1. A ghostly counterpart of a living person. 2. A person who closely resembles another living person. 3. The opposite side of a personality: alter ego. 4. A person who has the same name as another. Example sentence: Throughout the movie, the main character is frequently mistaken for someone else, and […]

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Noun: Abulia  (ay-BOO-lee-uh) Definition: Abnormal lack of ability to act or to make decisions. Example sentence: Jessica’s abulia kept her from moving out of her parents’ home after she finished high school.

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Noun: Grandiloquence  (gran-DIH-luh-kwunss) Definition: A lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language. Example sentence: The grandiloquence of the columnist’s writing gave him a reputation as a blowhard, but his opinions were deep and carefully considered.

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Noun: Nabob  (NEY-bob) Definition: 1. Any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person. 2. A person,  especially a European, who has made a large fortune in India or another country of the East. 3. A viceroy or deputy governor under the former Mogul empire in India. Example sentence: Mr. Jarvis was a nabob who came to […]

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Noun: Pachyderm  (PAK-ih-derm) Definition: Any of various non-ruminant mammals (such as an elephant, a rhinoceros, or a hippopotamus)  that have hooves or nails resembling hooves and usually thick skin; especially, an elephant. Example sentence: My favorite pachyderm is a fictional one in Dr. Seuss’s “Horton Hears a Who.”

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Verb; Yaw  (YAW) Definition: 1 a : (of a ship) To deviate erratically from a course (as when struck by a heavy sea); especially, to move from side to side. 1 b : (of an airplane, spacecraft, or projectile) To turn by angular motion about the vertical axis. 2: Alternate. Example sentence: The captain tried […]

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Noun: Auspices  (AW-spih-sus) Definition: With the protection or support of someone or something, especially an organization. Example sentence: Financial aid is being provided under the auspices of NATO.

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Adjective: Episodic  (ep-ih-SOH-dik) Definition: Happening at irregular intervals. Example sentence: Bruce is plagued by episodic migraines.

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Noun: Hoosegow  (HOOSS-gow) Definition: Jail. Example sentence: The perpetrator was sentenced to three months in the hoosegow.

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