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Word of the Day – Aug. 15 – Gumption

Noun: Gumption (GUMP-shun)Definition:1. Common sense, horse sense2. Enterprise, initiativeSample sentence: Mr. Walters hoped that at least one of his young sales clerks...

Word of the Day – July 8 – Rarefied

Adjective: Rarefied  (RAIR-uh-fyde)Definition:1. Being less dense2. Of, relating to, or interesting to a select group3. Very highSample sentence: Cartography is one of those rarefied...

Word of the Day – July 7 – Enervate

Verb:  Enervate  (EN-er-vayt)Definition:1. To reduce the mental or moral vigor of2. To lessen the vitality or strength ofSample sentence:  Dehydration and prolonged exposure to...

Word of the Day – July 5 – Cobalt

Noun: Cobalt  (KOH-bawlt)Definition:1. A tough lustrous silver-white magnetic metallic element that is related to and occurs with iron and nickel and is used...

Word of the Day – July 1 – Supposititious

Adjective:  Supposititious  (suh-pah-suh-TISH-us)Definition:  Imaginary, hypotheticalSample sentence:  I like to talk to my supposititious friend because he agrees with all I have to say.

Word of the Day – June 30 – Extenuate

Verb:  Extenuate  (ik-STEN-yuh-wayt)Definition:1.  To lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of by making partial excuses2.  To lessen the strength or...

Word of the Day – June 29 – Catawampus

Adjective:  Catawampus  (kat-uh-WOM-puhs)Definition:1.  Off-center, askew, awry2.  Positioned diagonally, cater-corneredSample sentence:  Jill walked outside into the wind, which promptly knocked her hat catawampus.

Word of the Day – June 28 – Amanuensis

Noun:  Amanuensis  (uh-man-yuh-WEN-sis)Definition:  One employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript.Sample sentence:  Mark worked as an amanuensis for a judge who needed...

Word of the Day – June 27 – Hyperborean

Adjective:  Hyperborean  (hye-per-BOR-ee-un)Definition:1. Of or relating to an extreme northern region: frozen2. Of or relating to any of the arctic peoplesSample sentence:  Yoopers possess...

Word of the Day – June 24 – Vituperate

Verb:  Vituperate  (vye-TOO-puh-rayt)Definition:1. To abuse or censure severely or abusively2. To use harsh condemnatory languageSample sentence: During the team's recent seven game losing streak,...