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The Closing Word: Martinet

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: martinet Pronounced: (mar-tin-ET) Noun: someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms From Vocabulary.com: “Pronounce martinet with the accent on [...]

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The Closing Word: Dotard

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: dotard Pronounced: (DOH-turd) Noun: an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect From Vocabulary.com: “The noun dotard [...]

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The Closing Word: Fulgent

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: fulgent Pronounced: (FULL-jent) Adjective: shining intensely From Vocabulary.com: “The word fulgent is a fairly uncommon one, but it’s a perfect way [...]

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The Closing Word: Sojourn

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: sojourn Pronounced: (SO-jern) Noun: a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest) Verb: spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily [...]

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The Closing Word: Decamp

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: decamp Pronounced: (DEE-camp) Verb: 1. leave suddenly 2. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along 3. leave a [...]

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The Closing Word: Mephitic

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: mephitic Pronounced: (muh-FIT-ick) Adjective: of noxious stench from atmospheric pollution From Vocabulary.com: “Mephitic comes from the Latin word mephitis, which means [...]

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The Closing Word: Ply

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: ply Pronounced: (PLIE) Verb: 1. use diligently 2. wield vigorously 3. apply oneself diligently 4. travel a route regularly 5. [...]

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The Closing Word: Prolix

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: prolix Pronounced: (pro-LICKS) Adjective: tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length From Vocabulary.com: “A book that feels [...]

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The Closing Word: Vagary

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: vagary Pronounced: (VAYG-uh-ree) Noun: an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person’s behavior, etc.) From Vocabulary.com: [...]

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The Closing Word: Acclivity

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: acclivity Pronounced: (ah-CLIV-uh-tee) Noun: an upward slope or grade (as in a road) From Vocabulary.com: The word acclivity traces back to [...]

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