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The Closing Word: Runnel

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: runnel Pronounced: (RUN-uhl) Noun: a small stream or channel From Wordsmith.org: “From Old English rinnan (to run). Ultimately from the Indo-European root rei- (to flow [...]

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The Closing Word: Nugatory

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: nugatory Pronounced: (NOOG-uh-tor-ee) Adjective: of no real value From Vocabulary.com: “An adjective meaning “trifling, of no value,” nugatory comes from the [...]

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The Closing Word: Florid

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: florid Pronounced: (FLOOR-id) Adjective: 1. elaborately or excessively ornamented 2. inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor [...]

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The Closing Word: Ken

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: ken Pronounced: (KEN) Noun: 1. range of what one can know or understand 2. the range of vision From Vocabulary.com: “Ken [...]

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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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