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Word of the Day – Jan. 19 – Onerous

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Adjective: Onerous  (OH-ner-uhs) Definition: Burdensome, oppressive, hard to bear. Example sentence: I completed the onerous assignment after hours of work and stress.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 18 – Pejorative

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Adjective: Pejorative  (pih-JAWR-uh-tiv) Definition: Derogatory, mean and belittling. Example sentence: The pejorative critique of my project was unwarranted.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 17 – Belabor

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Verb: Belabor  (bih-LAY-ber) Definition: To explain or talk about something too long or more than is necessary. Example sentence: I don’t mean to belabor the issue, but it is important that you all understand the new policy.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 16 – Miserly

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Adjective: Miserly  (MAHY-zer-lee) Definition: Stingy and cheap. Example sentence: Don’t be so miserly and buy yourself something for a change.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 15 – Autocratic

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Adjective: Autocratic  (aw-tuh-KRAT-ik) Definition: Extremely bossy, ruling with absolute authority. Example sentence: A two-year-old can be very autocratic, demanding what he wants when he wants it.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 12 – Cognizant

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Adjective: Cognizant  (KOG-nuh-zuhnt) Definition: Aware and conscious. Example sentence: I was cognizant of the risks when I made the investment.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 11 – Ambivalent

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Adjective: Ambivalent  (am-BIV-uh-luhnt) Definition: Mixed feelings or emotions. Example sentence: He is ambivalent about signing the offer on the house, which is his dream home, but also very expensive.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 10 – Accolades

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Noun: Accolades  (AK-uh-layds) Definition: An expression of honor or praise, an award. Example sentence: It was sad to see that the boy’s father didn’t give him any accolades even though he finished in second place.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 9 – Singular

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Adjective: Singular  (SING-yuh-ler) Definition: Unique and extraordinary. Example sentence: He has the singular ability to communicate with animals.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 8 – Deduce

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Verb: Deduce  (di-DOOS) Definition: To conclude or determine from evidence or reason. Example sentence: I am going to deduce you don’t want to go shopping with me because of your failure to respond to my text.

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