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Word of the Day – Jan. 24 – Cunctation

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Noun: Cunctation  (kungk-TAY-shunn) Definition: Delay; procrastination; tardiness. Example sentence: Sue’s capacity for cunctation is one of her most characteristic traits.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 23 – Hegira

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Noun: Hegira  (hee-JY-ruh) Definition: A journey or migration, especially when taken to escape an undesirable situation. Example sentence: The Mormon hegira to Salt Lake that began in 1847.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 20 – Fard

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Noun: Fard  (fahrd) Definition: To apply makeup. Example sentence: Every morning, Jan would try to fard in the car on her way to work.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 19 – Swami

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Noun: Swami  (SWAM-ee) Definition: 1: A religious teacher, mystic, or yogi. 2: A learned man: pundit. Example sentence: Sam decided to buy a car with a standard transmission because some swami in the automotive industry convinced him it was the right thing to do.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 18 – Avatar

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Noun: Avatar  (AV-uh-tahr) Definition: 1: An embodiment of a concept. 2: A representation of a person or thing in computers, networks, etc. Example sentence: The president is our national avatar; he is a stand-in for what we believe we are, or want to be.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 17 – Crapulous

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Adjective: Crapulous  (KRAP-yuh-lus) Definition: Sick from excessive drinking or eating. Example sentence: He was feeling crapulous after a night of partying and wasn’t thinking of anything much when he went stumbling in late for work.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 16 – Pricket

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Noun: Pricket  (PRIK-it) Definition: 1: A sharp point or spike for holding a candle. 2: A male deer in its second year, before the antlers have branched. Example sentence: The old candlestick I found in the antique store was beautiful, even though it was no longer usable since the pricket was broken.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 13 – Crepitate

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Verb: Crepitate  (KREP-ih-tayt) Definition: To make a crackling sound: crackle. Example sentence: When I get up in the morning, my joints crepitate for the first few minutes when I walk around.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 12 – Karma

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Noun: Karma  (KAHR-ma) Definition: 1:  A person’s action (bad or good) that determines his or her destiny, in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. 2:  Destiny; fate. 3. An aura or atmosphere generated by someone or something. Example sentence: I firmly believe that those who do evil in their lives will be faced with karma in the […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 11 – Thaumaturgy

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Noun: Thaumaturgy  (THAW-muh-ter-jee) Definition: The performance of miracles: specifically, magic. Example sentence: David Copperfield’s shows are usually sold out because so many people are intrigued by his expertise in thaumaturgy.

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