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Word of the Day – July 22 – Megillah

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Noun: Megillah  (muh-GIL-uh) Definition: A lengthy and tediously complicated situation or matter. Example sentence: Just give me the facts, not the whole megillah.

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Word of the Day – July 21 – Caesura

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Noun: Caesura  (sih-ZYUR-uh) Definition: 1: A break in the flow of sound usually in the middle of a line of verse. 2: Break, interruption. 3: A pause marking a rhythmic point of division in a melody. Example sentence: The conductor had a difficult time getting the young players in the orchestra to mind the caesura […]

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Word of the Day – July 20 – Liminal

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Adjective: Liminal  (LIM-uh-nul) Definition: 1: Of or relating to a sensory threshold. 2: Barely perceptible. 3: Of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition: in between or transitional. Example sentence: Somewhere in that liminal zone between sleep and wakefulness, I thought I heard the phone ring when it really hadn’t.

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Word of the Day – July 19 – Iconoclast

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Noun: Iconoclast  (eye-KAH-nuh-klast) Definition: 1: A person who destroys religious images or opposes their veneration. 2: A person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions. Example sentence: The church’s prayer garden was destroyed during the night by some iconoclast, whom the police have yet to apprehend.

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Word of the Day – July 18 – Natant

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Adjective: Natant  (NAY-tunt) Definition: Swimming or floating in water. Example sentence: The pond was quiet, though occasionally a fish would rise to make a little splash among the natant lily pads.

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Word of the Day – July 15 – Hoity-toity

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Adjective: Hoity-toity  (hoy-tee-TOY-tee) Definition: 1: Thoughtlessly silly or frivolous: flighty. 2: Marked by an air of assumed importance: highfalutin. Example sentence: Andrea was invited to a cocktail party but declined the invitation because of all the hoity-toity people she knew would be there.

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Word of the Day – July 14 – Gust

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Noun: Gust  (GUST) Definition: Keen delight. Example sentence: The puppy was eating his dinner with gust as the cat stood by watching with curiosity.

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Word of the Day – July 13 – Lout

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Noun: Lout (LOUT) Definition: An awkward brutish person. Example sentence: To get away from the obnoxious lout making noise in the restaurant, Jared and Fiona asked the waiter if they could be moved to another table.

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Word of the Day – July 12 – Antithesis

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Noun: Antithesis  (an-tih-THEE-sis) Definition: 1: Direct contrast: opposition. 2: The direct or exact opposite. Example sentence: Hope is the antithesis of despair.  

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Word of the Day – July 11 – Aplomb

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Noun: Aplomb  (uh-PLOM) Definition: Self-confident assurance, skill, and poise,  especially in difficult or challenging circumstances. Example sentence: Even when the neighborhood was being evacuated because of the approaching wild fire, Emma kept her aplomb and helped her elderly neighbors get to the safety zone.

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