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The Closing Word: Wile

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: wile Pronounced: (while) Noun: the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) From Vocabulary.com: “Language experts [...]

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The Closing Word: Ambit

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: ambit Pronounced: (AM-bit) Noun: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control From Vocabulary.com: “The origins [...]

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The Closing Word: Toponym

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: toponym Pronounced: (TOP-uh-nimm) Noun: the name by which a geographical place is known From Vocabulary.com: “Words beginning with topo usually have to do [...]

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The Closing Word: Imbroglio

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: imbroglio Pronounced: (im-BRO-lee-oh) Noun: 1. an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation 2. a very embarrassing misunderstanding From Vocabulary.com: “Although [...]

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The Closing Word: Metier

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: metier Pronounced: (MEH-tee-ay) Noun: 1. an occupation for which you are especially well suited 2. an asset of special worth [...]

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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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