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Word of the Day – Jan. 26 – Benign

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Adjective: Benign (bih-NAHYN) Definition: Having a kind, gentle or mild disposition; harmless. Example sentence: I love my grandpa because he is so tender and benign.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 25 – Chagrin

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Noun: Chagrin  (shuh-GRIN) Definition: Humiliation, disappointment, embarrassment, mortification. Example sentence: Much to her chagrin, Sue gained 20 pounds over the winter.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 24 – Asinine

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Adjective: Asinine  (AS-uh-nayhn) Definition: Utterly stupid or foolish. Example sentence: Getting the tattoo on his forehead was an asinine decision he would regret for the rest of his life.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 23 – Litigious

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Adjective: Litigious  (lih-TIJ-uhs) Definition: Overly eager and inclined to settle a dispute in court. Example sentence: We were cautious in letting the children of our litigious neighbor use our trampoline for fear of being sued if any of them got hurt.

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Word of the Day – Jan.. 22 – Adept

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Adjective: Adept  (uh-DEPT) Definition: Very skilled, proficient, expert. Example sentence: He is a very adept investor, who achieves great rates of return every year.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 19 – Onerous

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Adjective: Onerous  (OH-ner-uhs) Definition: Burdensome, oppressive, hard to bear. Example sentence: I completed the onerous assignment after hours of work and stress.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 18 – Pejorative

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Adjective: Pejorative  (pih-JAWR-uh-tiv) Definition: Derogatory, mean and belittling. Example sentence: The pejorative critique of my project was unwarranted.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 17 – Belabor

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Verb: Belabor  (bih-LAY-ber) Definition: To explain or talk about something too long or more than is necessary. Example sentence: I don’t mean to belabor the issue, but it is important that you all understand the new policy.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 16 – Miserly

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Adjective: Miserly  (MAHY-zer-lee) Definition: Stingy and cheap. Example sentence: Don’t be so miserly and buy yourself something for a change.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 15 – Autocratic

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Adjective: Autocratic  (aw-tuh-KRAT-ik) Definition: Extremely bossy, ruling with absolute authority. Example sentence: A two-year-old can be very autocratic, demanding what he wants when he wants it.

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