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Word of the Day – July 21 – Sanguine

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Adjective: Sanguine  (SANG-win) Definition: Optimistic, confident and hopeful. Example sentence: My sister is a happy person with a sanguine outlook on life.

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Word of the Day – July 20 – Pretext

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Noun: Pretext  (PREE-tekst) Definition: An excuse, something that is put forth to conceal a true reason or purpose. Example sentence: Jim used the pretext that he was sick to avoid going to the ballet.

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Word of the Day – July 19 – Commodious

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Adjective: Commodious  (kuh-MOH-dee-uhs) Definition: Spacious, roomy, comfortable. Example sentence: The new house was a lot more commodious than our downtown apartment.

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Word of the Day – July 18 – Remiss

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Adjective: Remiss  (rih-MIS) Definition: Negligent in performing a work or duty, careless. Example sentence: The student was remiss in completing the assignment.

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Word of the Day – July 17 – Nebulous

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Adjective: Nebulous  (NEB-yuh-luhs) Definition: Unclear, hazy, vague, ambiguous, cloudy. Example sentence: The job description in the posting is nebulous, so I don’t really understand what position the company is hiring for.

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Word of the Day – July 14 – Lucid

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Adjective: Lucid  (LOO-sid) Definition: Clear, easy to understand. Also, clear minded or mentally sound. Example sentence: The doctor gave a very lucid explanation as to how the new medication would help kill the virus.

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Word of the Day – July 13 – Adulation

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Noun: Adulation  (aj-uh-LAY-shun) Definition: Extreme and excessive admiration or praise. Example sentence: The star quarterback enjoyed the adulation of his fans.

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Word of the Day – July 12 – Nondescript

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Adjective: Nondescript  (non-dih-SKRIPT) Definition: Typical and uninteresting; not easily described, ordinary, plain and general. Example sentence: The undercover officer wore non-descript clothes on the stake-out.

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Word of the Day – July 11 – Cumbersome

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Adjective: Cumbersome  (KUHM-ber-suhm) Definition: Bulky and/or heavy;  difficult to handle or manage. Example sentence: The delivery man had a difficult time bringing the cumbersome package to the door.

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Word of the Day – July 10 – Archaic

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Adjective: Archaic  (ahr-KAY-ik) Definition: Extremely old or outdated. Example sentence: Our computer system is archaic and desperately needs updating.

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