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The Closing Word: Codicil

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: codicil Pronounced: (COD-ih-sill) Noun: a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will From Vocabulary.com: [...]

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The Closing Word: Restive

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: restive Pronounced: (RESS-tiv) Adjective: 1. being in a tense state 2. impatient especially under restriction or delay From Vocabulary.com: “It’s not [...]

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The Closing Word: Maraud

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: maraud Pronounced: (muh-ROD) Verb: raid and rove in search of booty Noun: a sudden short attack From Vocabulary.com: “The word maraud [...]

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The Closing Word: Skulduggery

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: skulduggery Pronounced: (skull-DUG-er-ee) Noun: verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way From Vocabulary.com: “Skulduggery is an alteration [...]

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The Closing Word: Provident

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: provident Pronounced: (PROV-ih-dent) Adjective: 1. providing carefully for the future 2. careful in regard to your own interests From Vocabulary.com: “The [...]

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The Closing Word: Malfeasance

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: malfeasance Pronounced: (mal-FEE-since) Noun: wrongful conduct by a public official From Vocabulary.com: “If nothing else, the mal- in malfeasance will alert you to [...]

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The Closing Word: Envisage

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: envisage Pronounced: (en-VIZ-ij) Verb: form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case [...]

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The Closing Word: Execration

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: execration Pronounced: (ex-uh-CRAY-shun) Noun: 1. hate coupled with disgust 2. an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on [...]

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The Closing Word: Traduce

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: traduce Pronounced: (trah-DOOCE) Verb: speak unfavorably about From Vocabulary.com: “To traduce is to badmouth someone or something. If you don’t want [...]

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The Closing Word: Gamut

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: gamut Pronounced: (GAM-it) Noun: 1. a complete extent or range: “a face that expressed a gamut of emotions” 2. the [...]

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