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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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The Closing Word: Countermand

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: countermand Pronounced: (COUNT-uhr-mand) Verb: cancel officially Noun: a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command From Vocabulary.com: “Counter means “opposing” [...]

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The Closing Word: Spurious

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: spurious Pronounced: (spYOO-ree-us) Adjective: 1. plausible but false 2. intended to deceive 3. born out of wedlock From Vocabulary.com: “Anytime you [...]

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The Closing Word: Proscribe

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: proscribe Pronounced: (pro-SCRIBE) Verb: 1. command against 2. forbid, especially by law From Vocabulary.com: “Proscribe sounds similar to the word prescribe, [...]

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The Closing Word: Dilettante

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: dilettante Pronounced: (DILL-uh-taunt) Noun: an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge [...]

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The Closing Word: Flout

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: flout Pronounced: (FLOUT) Verb: 1. treat with contemptuous disregard 2. laugh at with contempt and derision From Vocabulary.com: “Flaunt is to [...]

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The Closing Word: Avidity

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: avidity Pronounced: (uh-VID-uh-tee) Noun: a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something From Vocabulary.com: “People who like something a [...]

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The Closing Word: Alacrity

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: alacrity Pronounced: (ah-LACK-rah-tee) Noun: liveliness and eagerness From Vocabulary.com: “While the noun alacrity normally refers to someone’s peppy behavior, it can [...]

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The Closing Word: Cohort

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: cohort Pronounced: (CO-hort) Noun: 1. a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion) 2. a company of [...]

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