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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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The Closing Word: Sybaritic

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: sybaritic Pronounced: (SIB-uh-rit-ick) Adjective: displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses Vocabulary.com: ”Sybaritic looks like a complicated word, but to [...]

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The Closing Word: Confrere

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: confrere Pronounced: (CON-frair) Noun: a person who is member of one’s class or profession Vocabulary.com: ”Think of the noun confrere as [...]

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The Closing Word: Scabrous

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: scabrous Pronounced: (SCAB-russ) Adjective: 1. rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf 2. dealing with salacious or indecent [...]

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The Closing Word: Assiduous

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: assiduous Pronounced: (uh-SID-you-us) Adjective: marked by care and persistent effort Vocabulary.com: ”Assiduous comes from two Latin words: assiduus, meaning “busy incessant, continual [...]

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The Closing Word: Minatory

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: minatory Pronounced: (MINN-uh-tor-ee) Adjective: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments Vocabulary.com: ”Minatory derives from the Latin menatorius, “menace,” and has nothing [...]

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The Closing Word: Jobbery

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: jobbery Pronounced: (JOB-ur-ee) Noun: 1. corruptness among public officials 2. the use of a public office for private gain. From [...]

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The Closing Word: Wheedle

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: wheedle Pronounced: (WEE-dull) Verb: influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering From Vocabulary.com: ”To wheedle someone is to “charm” [...]

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The Closing Word: Equable

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: equable Pronounced: (EK-wah-bul) Adjective: 1. not varying 2. not easily irritated From Vocabulary.com: ”To correctly pronounce equable, accent the first syllable: [...]

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The Closing Word: Stalwart

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: stalwart Pronounced: (STALL-wert) Adjective: 1. having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships 2. used especially of persons; dependable [...]

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