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Word of the Day – Feb. 9 – Shivoo

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Noun: Shivoo  (shi-VOO) Definition: A boisterous party or celebration. Example sentence: For my 61st birthday, my husband planned a big shivoo and invited all of my friends.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 8 – Intrapreneur

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Noun: Intrapreneur  (in-truh-pruh-NUR) Definition: An employee of a large corporation who is given freedom and financial support to create new products, services, systems, etc., and does not have to follow the corporation’s usual routines or protocols. Example sentence: Many companies, including global brands like IBM, eBay, and Facebook, focus on developing an intrapreneur culture.  

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Word of the Day – Feb. 7 – Inexorable

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Adjective: Inexorable  (in-EK-suhr-uh-buhl) Definition: Incapable of being persuaded, moved, or stopped. Example sentence: It is horrifying how we have to fight our own inexorable government to save our basic freedoms.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 6 – Verklempt

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Noun: Verklemt  (vuhr-KLEMT) Definition: Overcome with emotion; choked up. Example sentence: Weddings always make me a little verklempt, like my heart’s in my throat and I’m overcome with love.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 3 – Hypogeal

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Adjective: Hypogeal  (hy-puh-JEE-uhl) Definition: Underground: living, growing, or existing below the surface of the earth. Example sentence: A long black escalator lowered the two of them into the hypogeal twilight of the New York Metro-station, where the world took on a different perspective to the couple who had never been to a large city.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 2 – Visage

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Noun: Visage  (VIZ-ij) Definition: Face, appearance, or expression. Example sentence: After his mother found the broken vase, her visage was that of anger, but softened as soon as she saw the flowers he held in his hand.

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Word of the Day – Feb. 1 – Quotidian

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Adjective: Quotidian  (kwo-TID-ee-uhn) Definition: 1: Commonplace; ordinary. 2: Occurring every day. Example sentence: Sue had contempt for the quotidian fashions and made every effort to wear things that made her stand out in a crowd.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 31 – Effluvium

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Noun: Effluvium  (i-FLOO-vee-uhm) Definition: An unpleasant discharge, for example, fumes, vapors, or gases from waste or decaying matter. Example sentence: As I opened the garbage can to throw in some trash, the effluvium that came out was enough to make me nauseous.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 30 – Ineffable

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Adjective: Ineffable  (in-EF-uh-buhl) Definition: 1: Incapable of being expressed: indescribable. 2: Not to be expressed: taboo. Example sentence: There were certain topics that were ineffable at our dinner table and one of them was politics.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 27 – Camorra

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Noun: Camorra  (kuh-MOR-uh) Definition: A secret group united for unscrupulous purposes. Example sentence: The police are in search of a camorra they believe was involved with the robbery of a convenience store.

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