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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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The Closing Word: Privation

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: privation Pronounced: (pry-VAY-shun) Noun: 1. act of depriving someone of food or money or rights 2. a state of extreme [...]

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The Closing Word: Gambit

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: gambit Pronounced: (GAM-bit) Noun: 1. a strategic maneuver 2. an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker [...]

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The Closing Word: Gibe

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: gibe Pronounced: (jibe) Verb: laugh at with contempt and derision Noun: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a [...]

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The Closing Word: Censure

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: censure Pronounced: (SEN-shure) Noun: 1. harsh criticism or disapproval 2. the state of being excommunicated Verb: rebuke formally From Vocabulary.com: “The [...]

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The Closing Word: Sartorial

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: sartorial Pronounced: (sar-TORE-ee-uhl) Adjective: 1. of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress 2. [...]

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The Closing Word: Commodious

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: commodious Pronounced: (cuh-MO-dee-us) Adjective: large and roomy From Vocabulary.com: “Yes, you see the word, commode — i.e. toilet — in commodious. [...]

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The Closing Word: Divest

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: divest Pronounced: (DIE-vest) Verb: 1. take away possessions from someone 2. reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment) [...]

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The Closing Word: Peremptory

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: peremptory Pronounced: (purr-EMPT-oh-ree) Adjective: 1. putting an end to or precluding a right of action, debate, or delay; specifically : [...]

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