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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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The Closing Word: Simpatico

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: simpatico Pronounced: (sim-PAT-ih-ko) Adjective: 1. agreeable, likable 2. having shared qualities, interests, etc. From From Merriam-Webster.com: “Simpatico, which derives from the [...]

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The Closing Word: Potentate

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: potentate Pronounced: (PO-ten-tate) Noun: a ruler who is unconstrained by law From Vocabulary.com: “A potentate is a person so powerful that [...]

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The Closing Word: Locution

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: locution Pronounced: (low-CUE-shun) Noun: a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations From Vocabulary.com: “A person’s style of [...]

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The Closing Word: Bedraggle

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: bedraggle Pronounced: (bih-DRAG-uhl) Verb: make wet and dirty, as from rain From Vocabulary.com: “Bedraggle is a word that was probably very [...]

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The Closing Word: Retinue

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: retinue Pronounced: (RET-ih-noo) Noun: the group following and attending to some important person From Vocabulary.com: “A retinue is a group of [...]

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The Closing Word: Eldritch

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: eldritch Pronounced: (ELL-drich) Adjective: suggesting the operation of supernatural influences From Vocabulary.com: “Eldritch things are spooky and weird — they make [...]

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The Closing Word: Perambulate

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: perambulate Pronounced: (purr-AM-byuh-late) Verb: 1. walk with no particular goal 2. make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds [...]

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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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