The Closing Word: Pernicious


Image of Closing Word LogoThis 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 how to specifically implement it in business. A well-spoken, intelligent agent inspires confidence with clients and colleagues alike.

This week’s closing word:

Pernicious

Pronounced: (per-NISH-us)

Adjective:
Having a harmful effect, esp. in a gradual or subtle way

Synonyms:
malign – noxious – baneful – harmful – pestilent – fatal

Example:

“Mold in the walls is an especially¬†pernicious¬†problem, often one discovered at the most inopportune time.”

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