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Word of the Day – May 26 – Capitulate

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Verb: Capitulate  (kuh-PICH-yoo-layt) Definition: To give in or give up. Example sentence: The criminal finally decided to capitulate after a ten hour long stand-off with police.

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Word of the Day – May 25 – Morose

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Adjective: Morose  (muh-ROHS) Definition: Depressed; having a gloomy mood, sullen. Example sentence: Since losing his job, Fred has been depressed and morose.

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Word of the Day – May 24 – Audacity

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Noun: Audacity  (aw-DAS-i-tee) Definition: Boldness, fearlessness, daring. Example sentence: I can’t believe she had the audacity to tell a co-worker that she’s a fat pig to her face.

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Word of the Day – May 23 – Capricious

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Adjective: Capricious  (kuh-PREE-shus) Definition: Unpredictable, quickly changing for no apparent reason. Example sentence: My boss has a very capricious mood, one minute he is happy and the next minute he is livid.

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Word of the Day – May 22 – Urbane

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Adjective: Urbane  (ur-BAYN) Definition: Socially refined, sophisticated, and cosmopolitan. Example sentence: The party at the Hilton was very urbane, full of men wearing tuxedos and sipping expensive wine.

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Word of the Day – May 19 – Amiable

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Adjective: Amiable (AY-mee-uh-buhl) Definition: Friendly, agreeable. Example sentence: Good sales people are usually very amiable and friendly.  

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Word of the Day – May 18 – Narcissism

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Noun: Narcissism (NAHR-suh-siz-em) Definition: Excessive love of oneself, self admiration, vanity or conceit. Example sentence: The woman constantly displayed her narcissism by looking in the mirror to admire her beauty.

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Word of the Day – May 17 – Runnel

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Noun: Runnel  (RUHN-l) Definition: A small stream or channel. Example sentence: The house was advertised as a water-front home, but the water was merely a runnel, not a lake or pond as one would expect.

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Word of the Day – May 16 – Concur

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Verb: Concur  (KUHN-kuhr) Definition: To agree, approve, or coincide. Example sentence: The court did not concur with the tenant and issued a judgment against him in favor of the landlord.

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Word of the Day – May 15 – Palindrome

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Noun: Palindrome  (PAL-in-drohm) Definition: A word, phrase, sentence, or a longer work that reads the same backward and forward. Example sentence: My entire family is obsessed with wordplay and my dad’s favorite palindrome is “A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!”

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