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The Closing Word: Bilious

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: bilious Pronounced: (BILL-yus) Adjective: 1. irritable as if suffering from indigestion 2. suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or [...]

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The Closing Word: Plebeian

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: plebeian Pronounced: (pluh-BEE-an) Adjective: of or associated with the great masses of people Noun: one of the common people From Vocabulary.com: [...]

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The Closing Word: Purvey

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: purvey Pronounced: (purr-VAY) Verb: 1. supply with provisions 2. spread or promote (an idea, view, etc.) From Vocabulary.com: “Purvey, which rhymes [...]

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The Closing Word: Respectively

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: respectively Pronounced: (rih-SPECT-iv-lee) Adjective: in the order given From Vocabulary.com: “You can think of respectively as a word that lines things [...]

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The Closing Word: Acerbity

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: acerbity Pronounced: (ah-SERB-uh-tee) Noun: 1. a sharp bitterness 2. a sharp sour taste 3. a rough and bitter manner From Vocabulary.com: [...]

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The Closing Word: Declivity

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: declivity Pronounced: (dih-KLIV-ih-tee) Noun: a downward slope or bend From Vocabulary.com: “The word declivity comes from the Latin words de, which means [...]

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The Closing Word: Rancorous

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: rancorous Pronounced: (RANK-uh-russ) Adjective: showing deep-seated resentment From Vocabulary.com: “The word rancorous can be traced back to the Latin word rancere, which [...]

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The Closing Word: Screed

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: screed Pronounced: (SKREED) Noun: 1. a long monotonous harangue 2. a long piece of writing 3. an accurately leveled strip [...]

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The Closing Word: Mellifluous

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: mellifluous Pronounced: (mell-IF-floo-us) Adjective: pleasing to the ear From Vocabulary.com: “You might think that that mell in mellifluous has something to [...]

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The Closing Word: Propitious

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: propitious Pronounced: (pro-PISH-us) Adjective: presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success From Vocabulary.com: “When the timing [...]

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