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The Closing Word: Extirpate

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: extirpate Pronounced: (ECK-stir-pate) Verb: 1. destroy completely, as if down to the roots 2. pull up by or as if [...]

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The Closing Word: Exiguous

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: exiguous Pronounced: (eck-SIG-you-us) Adjective: extremely scanty From Vocabulary.com: “Exiguous is one of those words that comes in handy when you’re really [...]

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The Closing Word: Chattel

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: chattel Pronounced: (CHAT-uhl) Noun: personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a [...]

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The Closing Word: Arcadian

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: arcadian Pronounced: (are-CADE-ee-ann) Adjective: (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic From A Word A Day: ”After Arcadia, a region [...]

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The Closing Word: Mulct

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: mulct Pronounced: (MULLkt) Noun: money extracted as a penalty Verb: 1. impose a fine on 2. deprive of by deceit [...]

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The Closing Word: Fatuous

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: fatuous Pronounced: (FAT-chew-us) Adjective: devoid of intelligence Vocabulary.com: ”Fatuous derives from the Latin fatuus meaning “foolish.” It sounds like it should have something [...]

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The Closing Word: Sybaritic

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: sybaritic Pronounced: (SIB-uh-rit-ick) Adjective: displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses Vocabulary.com: ”Sybaritic looks like a complicated word, but to [...]

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The Closing Word: Confrere

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: confrere Pronounced: (CON-frair) Noun: a person who is member of one’s class or profession Vocabulary.com: ”Think of the noun confrere as [...]

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The Closing Word: Scabrous

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: scabrous Pronounced: (SCAB-russ) Adjective: 1. rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf 2. dealing with salacious or indecent [...]

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The Closing Word: Assiduous

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: assiduous Pronounced: (uh-SID-you-us) Adjective: marked by care and persistent effort Vocabulary.com: ”Assiduous comes from two Latin words: assiduus, meaning “busy incessant, continual [...]

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