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Word of the Day – Sept. 23 – Frontispiece

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Noun: Frontispiece  (FRUN-ti-spees) Definition: 1: An illustration facing or preceding the title page of a book. 2: A facade, especially an ornamental facade, of a building. 3: An ornamental pediment over a door or window. Example sentence: An ornate frontispiece above the front door, shutters, and flower boxes add charm to the white painted brick […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 22 – Rebus

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Noun: Rebus  (REE-buhs) Definition: A representation of a word or phrase using pictures, symbols, letters, etc. Example sentence: Prince changed his name in 1993 to an unpronounceable rebus that was known as the “love symbol.”

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Word of the Day – Sept. 21 – Pangram

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Noun: Pangram  (PAN-gram) Definition: A sentence that makes use of all the letters of the alphabet. Example sentence: The best-known pangram is “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.”

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Word of the Day – Sept. 20 – Bandersnatch

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Noun: Bandersnatch  (BAN-duhr-snach) Definition: 1: A fast and ferocious wild creature. 2: An uncouth or bizarre person. Example sentence: A tank-sized bandersnatch was lumbering toward them, drool oozing out of his spiky-toothed jaw.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 19 – Bevy

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Noun: Bevy   (BEV-ee) Definition: 1: A large group or collection. 2: A group of animals and especially quail. Example sentence: William admits his son George is  far too spoiled after getting a bevy of gifts for his 3rd birthday.  

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Word of the Day – Sept. 16 – Myrmidon

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Noun: Myrmidon  (MER-muh-dahn) Definition: A loyal follower, especially a subordinate who executes orders unquestioningly or unscrupulously. Example sentence: When Joan came to the television station, she was a huge contrast to the former, toothy myrmidon who resigned after rumors of unprofessional broadcasting tactics.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 15 – Flippant

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Adjective: Flippant  (FLIP-unt) Definition: Lacking proper respect or seriousness. Example sentence: The singer’s fans were not amused by his flippant remark in response to his failure to show up to a scheduled, sold out concert.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 14 – Venal

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Adjective: Venal  (VEE-nuhl) Definition: 1: Capable of being bought: open to bribery. 2: Of or related to bribery. Example sentence: The corrupt sheriff in the small town was finally removed from office when the city council learned of his venal activities with local drug dealers.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 13 – Feckless

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Adjective: Feckless  (FEK-les) Definition: Weak, ineffective, incompetent, irresponsible. Example sentence: Today college students are no lazier or more feckless than they were in the past, and the vast majority still find employment suitable to their studies after graduation.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 12 – Corybantic

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Adjective: Corybantic  (kawr-uh-BAN-tik) Definition: Frenzied, agitated, unrestrained. Example sentence: From outside the jurors could hear a shouting that grew louder and louder as the corybantic protesters neared the courthouse.

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