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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Adjective: Archaic  (ahr-KAY-ik) Definition: Extremely old or outdated.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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Word of the Day – July 7 – Impetuous

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Adjective: Impetuous  (im-PECH-oo-uhs) Definition: Rash emotion or action, impulsive; acting suddenly and with little thought. Example sentence: A rule of mine is to talk to my stock broker before purchasing stock because he is less impetuous than I am.

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Word of the Day – July 6 – Emphatic

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Adjective: Emphatic  (em-FAT-ik) Definition: Said or done with strong emphasis; insistent and definite. Example sentence: Her answer to his proposal was an emphatic “”Yes!””

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Word of the Day – July 5 – Hyperbole

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Noun: Hyperbole  (hahy-PUR-buh-lee) Definition: A distorted, overstated, embellished or exaggerated statement. Example sentence: Spare me the hyperbole and tell me how it really occurred.

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Word of the Day – July 4 – Garner

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Verb: Garner  (GAHR-ner) Definition: To acquire, collect; earn or receive. Example sentence: It will take me all day to garner my personal financial information for the loan application.

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Word of the Day – July 3 – Overt

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Adjective: Overt  (oh-VURT) Definition: Open, apparent, not concealed or secret, outward. Example sentence: The overt problem the company is facing has many in the community worried about layoffs.

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Word of the Day – June 30 – Abreast

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Adverb: Abreast  (uh-BREST) Definition: Aware or informed; up to date. Example sentence: I try to regularly watch the news to stay abreast of the major issues affecting the country.

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Word of the Day – June 29 – Viable

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Adjective: Viable  (VAHY-uh-bull) Definition: Feasible, possible; capable of success or continuing effectiveness. Example sentence: After running out of gas we ruled that walking to the next town 75 miles away was not a viable option.

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Word of the Day – June 28 – Cavalier

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Adjective: Cavalier  (kav-uh-LEER) Definition: Careless; showing disregard; arrogant and haughty. Example sentence: He has a cavalier attitude toward his marriage and family responsibilities.

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