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The Closing Word: Arrogate

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: arrogate Pronounced: (AIR-uh-gate) Verb: 1. seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one’s right or [...]

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The Closing Word: Encomiastic

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: encomiastic Pronounced: (en-CO-mee-AZ-tick) Adjective: formally expressing praise From Vocabulary.com: “Encomiastic sounds like a fancy, dressed-up word, and it is: it’s usually [...]

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The Closing Word: Perspicuous

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: perspicuous Pronounced: (pur-SPICK-you-us) Adjective: (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable From Vocabulary.com: “The word perspicuous dates from the 15th century and [...]

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The Closing Word: Dint

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: dint Pronounced: (dint) Noun: force or effort; interchangeable with ‘means’ in the expression ‘by means of’ From Vocabulary.com: “Dint and dent [...]

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The Closing Word: Cornice

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: cornice Pronounced: (CORE-niss) Noun: 1. the topmost projecting part of an entablature 2. a molding at the corner between the [...]

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The Closing Word: Epistolary

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: epistolary Pronounced: (ee-PISS-toe-lair-ee) Adjective: written in the form of or carried on by letters or correspondence From Vocabulary.com: They’ve gone out [...]

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The Closing Word: Crabbed

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: crabbed Pronounced: (crabd) Adjective: annoyed and irritable From Vocabulary.com: “The word crabbed originally meant “resembling a crab” and also takes part [...]

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The Closing Word: Wend

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: wend Pronounced: (whend) Verb: direct one’s course or way From Vocabulary.com: “It’s always good to have a goal, and that’s true [...]

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The Closing Word: Martinet

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: martinet Pronounced: (mar-tin-ET) Noun: someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms From Vocabulary.com: “Pronounce martinet with the accent on [...]

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The Closing Word: Dotard

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: dotard Pronounced: (DOH-turd) Noun: an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect From Vocabulary.com: “The noun dotard [...]

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