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Word of the Day – Apr. 24 – Kaput

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Adjective: Kaput  (kuh-PUT) Definition: Broken; ruined; finished. Example sentence: Apparently, the only machine in the country capable of calibrating the quality of vehicle smoke has been kaput for years.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 21 – Rampike

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Noun: Rampike  (RAM-pahyk) Definition: A dead tree, especially the bleached skeleton or splintered trunk of a tree killed by fire, lightning, or wind. Example sentence:  One lone deer stood under a rampike, silhouetted by the light of the moon, giving the field an eerie look. Dee Dee – Word of the Day.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 20 – Hypozeuxis

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Noun: Hypozeuxis  (hahy-puh–ZOOK-sis) Definition: The use of a series of parallel clauses, each of which has a subject and predicate, as in “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Example sentence: I am afraid there are more and more journalists who now use the hypozeuxis every chance they get..

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Word of the Day – Apr. 19 – Ginnel

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Noun: Ginnel  (GHIN-ul) Definition: A narrow passageway or alley often between terraced houses. Example sentence: Several lighting options have been considered for the ginnel to make it safer and less likely to harbor unsavory people in the night.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 18 – Myrmidon

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Noun: Myrmidon  (MUHR-mi-duhn) Definition: One who unquestioningly follows orders. Example sentence: Women used to told they had to be a myrmidon to have a successful marriage, but now they are taught they should have equal rights with their husbands.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 17 – Orphic

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Adjective: Orphic  (OR-fik) Definition: 1: Melodious; entrancing. 2: Mystical; occult. Example sentence: Edward’s  playing of the piano has a kind of orphic seductiveness.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 13 – Gimcrack

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Noun: Gimcrack  (JIM-krak) Definition: A showy object of little use or value. Example sentence: The harmonica that Carrie kept in her desk drawer was a gimcrack that she had won as a carnival prize many years ago.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 12 – Crottin

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Noun: Crottin  (CRAH-tin) Definition: A pungent cheese made of goat’s milk and formed into small disks. Example sentence: My recipe for cheese and wine fondue calls for crottin and merlot.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 11 – Fent

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Noun: Fent  (FENT) Definition: 1: A slit; specifically, a short slit or opening left in an article of dress, as in the sleeve of a shirt, at the top of the skirt in a dress, etc. 2: A crack; a flaw. 3: A remnant, as of cotton; an odd piece; specifically, imperfectly printed or imperfectly […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 10 – Omnicide

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Noun: Omnicide  (AHM-ni-syde) Definition: The total extinction of the human species as a result of human action. Example sentence: The next generation of nuclear warfare could result in omnicide.

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