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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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The Closing Word: Meretricious

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: meretricious Pronounced: (mair-uh-TRISH-us) Adjective: 1. tastelessly showy 2. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing 3. like or relating to a prostitute [...]

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The Closing Word: Raillery

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: raillery Pronounced: (RAIL-uh-ree) Noun: light teasing repartee From Vocabulary.com: “If you engage in raillery, you make fun of someone — but [...]

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The Closing Word: Bedevil

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: bedevil Pronounced: (buh-DEV-uhl) Verb: 1. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly 2. treat cruelly [...]

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The Closing Word: Disapprobation

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: disapprobation Pronounced: (dis-app-pro-BAY-shun) Noun: an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable From Vocabulary.com: “Disapprobation is a noun [...]

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The Closing Word: Jejune

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: jejune Pronounced: (jeh-JOON) Adjective: 1. lacking interest or significance or impact 2. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity 3. [...]

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The Closing Word: Raconteur

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: raconteur Pronounced: (RACK-on-tuhr) Noun: a person skilled in telling anecdotes From Vocabulary.com: “Do you make going to the store to buy [...]

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The Closing Word: Espy

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: espy Pronounced: (es-PIE) Verb: catch sight of From Vocabulary.com: “Though you can use the verb espy whenever you want to say [...]

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The Closing Word: Mollify

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: mollify Pronounced: (MALL-if-eye) Verb: 1. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of 2. make more temperate, [...]

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