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The Closing Word: Wayfarer

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: wayfarer Pronounced: (WAY-fair-urr) Noun: utter shrieks, as of cats Noun: 1. a pedestrian who walks from place to place 2. [...]

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The Closing Word: Caterwaul

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: caterwaul Pronounced: (CAT-ur-wall) Verb: utter shrieks, as of cats Noun: the yowling sound made by a cat From Vocabulary.com: “While a [...]

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The Closing Word: Panoply

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: panoply Pronounced: (PAN-uh-plee) Noun: a complete and impressive array From Vocabulary.com: “An array or display of things is a panoply, so [...]

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The Closing Word: Obeisance

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: obeisance Pronounced: (oh-BAY-sense) Noun: 1. bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or [...]

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The Closing Word: Celerity

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: celerity Pronounced: (suh-LAIR-uh-tee) Noun: a rate that is rapid From Vocabulary.com: “While it looks a lot like celery, celerity means something [...]

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The Closing Word: Temporize

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: temporize Pronounced: (TEMP-or-eyes) Verb: draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time From Vocabulary.com: “The verb temporize describes [...]

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The Closing Word: Irresolute

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: irresolute Pronounced: (ih-REZ-oh-loot) Adjective: uncertain how to act or proceed From Vocabulary.com: “Resolute describes certainty. When someone is resolute, things get [...]

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The Closing Word: Desultory

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: desultory Pronounced: (DESS-uhl-tor-ee) Adjective: marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another [...]

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The Closing Word: Penitence

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: penitence Pronounced: (PEN-ih-tense) Noun: remorse for your past conduct From Vocabulary.com: “Penitence shares the same Latin root as the verb repent, [...]

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The Closing Word: Pertinacious

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: pertinacious Pronounced: (PURR-tin-ay-shuss) Adjective: stubbornly unyielding From Vocabulary.com: “If you won’t take no for an answer, you’re pertinacious. The same holds [...]

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