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Word of the Day – Dec. 7 – Requisite

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Adjective: Requisite  (REK-wuh-sit) Definition: Required or necessary. Example sentence: Unfortunately, none of the applicants have the requisite skills for the position.  

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Word of the Day – Dec. 6 – Spurious

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Adjective: Spurious  (SPYUR-ee-us) Definition: False, untrue. Example sentence: The spurious claim that Bob stole money from the company ruined his reputation.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 5 – Replete

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Adjective: Replete  (rih-PLEET) Definition: Completely filled; having much or plenty of something. Example sentence: The photo album is replete with pictures of his childhood.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 4 – Convoluted

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Adjective: Convoluted  (KON-vuh-loo-tid) Definition: Very complicated, complex, and hard to understand. Example sentence: The spy film has a very convoluted plot.

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Word of the Day – Dec. 1 – Disparage

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Verb: Disparage  (dis-PAIR-ij) Definition: To belittle or speak badly about. Example sentence: The movie critic is sure to disparage the actor for his terrible performance.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 30 – Efficacious

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Adjective: Efficacious  (ef-ih-KAY-shus) Definition: Effective, producing positive results. Example sentence: The teacher used efficacious teaching methods designed to prepare students for real life scenarios.  

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Word of the Day – Nov. 29 – Dilapidated

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Adjective: Dilapidated  (di-LAP-i-day-tid) Definition: Rundown, shabby, old and ruined. Example sentence: I made an offer on a small dilapidated house that I plan on fixing up and reselling.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 28 – Cajole

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Verb: Cajole  (kuh-JOHL) Definition: To coax, persuade or convince someone to do something. Example sentence: My roommate tried to cajole me into lending him my car for the night.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 27 – Coerce

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Verb: Coerce  (koh-URS) Definition: To compel by force or intimidation. Example sentence: It took all three of us to coerce the stubborn horse into the trailer.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 24 – Banal

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Adjective: Banal  (buh-NAL) Definition: Boring, dull, unoriginal, ordinary. Example sentence: I find that watching baseball is banal but my husband finds every minute exciting.

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