Monday, September 21, 2020
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Word of the Day – Aug. 11 – Balkanize

Verb: Balkanize  (BAWL-kuh-nyze)Definition:1. To break up (as a region or a group) into smaller, often hostile units.2. Divide, compartmentalize.Sample sentence: Richard would like to...
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Word of the Day – May 2 – Dalmatic

Noun: Dalmatic  (dal-MAT-ik)Definition: A loose, wide-sleeved outer garment worn by some monarchs at their coronations and by deacons, bishops, etc. in some churches.Example sentence:...
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Word of Day – June 9 – Vernacular

Noun: Vernacular  (ver-NAK-yuh-ler)Definition: Common and informal everyday language.Example sentence: My teenage children constantly use teenage vernacular such as cool, rad, and dude. 
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Word of the Day – Apr. 27 – Amanuensis

Noun: Amanuensis (uh-man-yoo-EN-sis)Definition: A person employed to write what another dictates; a secretary.Example sentence: As a college student, I was employed as an amanuensis...
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Word of the Day – Nov. 20 – Deleterious

Adjective: Deleterious  (del-ih-TEER-ee-uhs)Definition: Harmful, detrimental, damaging.Example sentence: Smoking and doing drugs are known to be deleterious.
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Word of the Day – June 22 – Caparison

Noun: Caparison  (kuh-PAIR-uh-sun)Definition:1. a: An ornamental covering for a horse.b: Decorative trappings and harness.2. Rich clothing: adornment.Sample sentence: A group of horses outfitted in...
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Word of the Day – Dec. 2 – Etymology

Noun: Etymology  (eh-tuh-MAH-luh-jee)Definition:1: The history of a word or phrase shown by tracing its development and relationships.2: A branch of linguistics dealing with etymologies.Example...
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Word of the Day – June 29 – Viable

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...
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Word of the Day – Dec. 28 – Kwanzaa

Noun: Kwanzaa  (KWAHN-zuh)Definition: An African-American cultural festival held from December 26 to January 1.Example sentence: A joyous family spirit pervaded the Allen family's Kwanzaa...
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Word of the Day – Mar. 2 – Chatoyant

Adjective: Chatoyant  (shuh-TOY-unt)Definition: Having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light.Sample sentence: One of my favorite chatoyant gemstones...