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Word of the day October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019

October 31 - specter - noun - ghost; a visible disembodied spirit He peeked out and was startled by a white-clad specter on the stairs.  

Word of the day October 30, 2019

October 30, 2019

October 30 - irascible - adjective - marked by a hot temper and is easily provoked anger His neighbor is an irascible crank who never has a kind word for any of his neighbors....

Word of the day October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019

October 29 - martinet - noun - a strict disciplinarian Her father was a diet and exercise martinet, imposing a strict exercise regimen.

Word of the day October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019

October 28 - skulk - verb - to move in a stealthy manner The cat often skulks around the foyer, waiting for someone to open the front door.

Word of the day October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019

October 25 - repertoire - noun - a list of dramas, operas, songs, or roles that a company or person is prepared to perform The band leader presented us with the band’s repertoire and we were able to choose our favorite s...

Word of the day October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

October 24 - deleterious - adjective - harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way Chronic inflammation is deleterious causing other illnesses.  

Word of the day October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019

October 23 - abscond - verb - to depart secretly and hide oneself Do you think he will abscond with the stolen money?  

Word of the day October 22, 2019

October 22, 2019

October 22 - continual - adjective - recurring in time without interruption It is important the animals have continual access to clean water.

Word of the day October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

October 21 – gaffe - noun - a social blunder  Pam made the embarrassing gaffe of publicly mispronouncing the president’s name.

Word of the day October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019

October 18 - differentiate – verb – to perceive the difference between It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between pepperoni and salami.

Word of the day October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

October 17 – inhibit – verb – to restrain or hinder The structure of a five-paragraph essay can inhibit creativity.  

Word of the day October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019

October 16 – respite - noun – a delay or temporary rest The movie provided a respite from our long day of studying.

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