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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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Word of the Day – May 12 – Pierian

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Adjective: Pierian  (py-EER-ee-uhn) Definition: Relating to learning or poetry. Example sentence: The mothers gathered weekly to discuss many pierian topics, but also had some social time.

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Word of the Day – May 11 – Comestible

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Noun/Adjective: Comestible  (kuh-MES-tuh-buhl) Definition: 1: Noun – An article of food. 2: Adjective – Fit to eat; edible. Example sentence: I stay away from wild mushrooms because I am not sure which are comestible and which are poisonous.

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Word of the Day – May 10 – Perfidious

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Adjective: Perfidious  (per-FID-ee-us) Definition: Deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful. Example sentence: Soft words will not sway me to your way of thinking because I know your perfidious past, and won’t believe a thing you say.

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Word of the Day – May 9 – Drupe

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Noun: Drupe  (DROOP) Definition: Any fruit, as a peach, cherry, plum, etc., consisting of an outer skin, a usually pulpy and succulent middle layer, and a hard and woody inner shell usually enclosing a single seed. Example sentence: The yearly botanical festival is devoted to the mysteries of plant reproduction, and this year’s focus is […]

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Word of the Day – May 8 – Minatory

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Adjective: Minatory  (MIN-uh-taw-ree) Definition: Threatening, menacing. Example sentence: We decided not to go to the park for the picnic because of the dark, minatory clouds in the sky.

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Word of the Day – May 5 – Pultaceous

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Adjective: Pultaceous (puhl-TAY-shus) Definition: Macerated; softened; nearly fluid. Example sentence: If you use two parts water to one part rice when cooking, the rice will be fluffy but not pultaceous.

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