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WORD OF THE DAY: Commence


Commence

(verb)
To start or begin
Example:
 The new semester commences at 8 o'clock am today.


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WORD OF THE DAY: Imminent




Imminent (adj) [more imminent; most imminent]

 :happening ver…

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WORD OF THE DAY: Ignominy

ignominy (noun):  event or situation that makes one feel shamed or embarrassed

Examples:

The little boy had to face the ignominy of telling his neighbors about breaking their window with a baseball.

One's teenage years are filled with ignominies and self-consciousness!


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WORD OF THE DAY: Exacerbate

exacerbate (transitive verb): to make a problem or bad situation even worse

Examples:

The shrieks and squeals of the children exacerbated their grandfather's headache.

"Not only is privatizing Social Security not the solution to Social Security, it would exacerbate the problem." - Shelley Berkeley, former U.S. Represent…

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WORD OF THE DAY: Delineation

delineation (noun): explanation; outline; marking

Example:

The professor gave a clear delineation of both the republican and democratic viewpoints on issues of economics.


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WORD OF THE DAY: Burnish

burnish (transitive verb): polish, make shiny by rubbing

Examples:

The hotel staff burnished the wooden floor in the lobby until it shone under guests' shoes.

Alice asked the jeweler to burnish her silver bracelet.

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WORD OF THE DAY: Alacrity

alacrity (noun): readiness to do something quickly and with a cheerful attitude

Examples:

The alacrity with which Jane completed her tasks at work impressed her boss so much that he gave her a promotion.

Bobby's unusual alacrity for doing his weekly chores made his mother suspicious.


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WORD OF THE DAY: Totter

totter (intransitive verb): to walk slowly and unsteadily

Example:

The happy parents took a video of their baby's first steps as he tottered across the carpet.

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WORD OF THE DAY: Rife

rife (adjective): very common (and often unpleasant)

Examples:

Winter storms are often rife with school closings, power outages, and snow ball fights!

"...when suspicion and cruelty were rife, and gaunt Hunger wept beside Bereavement, - in such a case, the work of any instrument of social regeneration was in large part foredoomed to fai…

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WORD OF THE DAY: Poseur

poseur (noun): a person who pretends to be someone or something he is not; an insincere person

Example:

The woman's insincere appreciation of the artwork  made it clear she was a poseur and not a true admirer of the artist's paintings.


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