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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Word of The Day: slyboots
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Definition: (noun) A shifty, deceptive person.

Synonyms: dodger, fox.

Usage: I can never trust that slyboots at the office—she is polite to my face, but I always catch her belittling me to our coworkers!
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Word of The Day: objurgate
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Definition: (verb) Express strong disapproval of.

Synonyms: condemn, decry, excoriate, reprobate.

Usage: During the sentencing, the judge objurgated the crime in the strongest possible terms.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Word of The Day: intemperate
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Definition: (adjective) Given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites, especially for intoxicating liquors.

Synonyms: hard, heavy.

Usage: As he was prone to intemperate behavior at the alehouse, she expected him to stumble out of the carriage, hiccupping, in the wee hours of the morning.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
Word of The Day: endeavor
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Definition: (verb) Attempt by employing effort.

Synonyms: strive.

Usage: The candidate promised to endeavor to improve the quality of life in the inner city, but once in office, she did nothing of the sort.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Word of The Day: malodor
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Definition: (noun) A distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant.

Synonyms: fetor, reek, stench, stink, mephitis.

Usage: The malodor from the skunk filled the night air and sent us running indoors.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Word of The Day: perfervid
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Definition: (adjective) Characterized by intense emotion.

Synonyms: ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, torrid.

Usage: Their perfervid love affair was punctuated by shouting, hysterical crying, and desperate apologies.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Word of The Day: thwack
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Definition: (verb) Deliver a hard blow to.

Synonyms: smack.

Usage: Frustrated at being unable to fix it, Dad thwacked the engine, and it started right up.
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Word of The Day: alleviative
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Definition: (adjective) Moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear.

Synonyms: lenitive, mitigative, palliative.

Usage: After the blacksmith burned his hand, he applied an alleviative salve to lessen the searing pain.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Word of The Day: egoist
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Definition: (noun) A conceited and self-centered person.

Synonyms: swellhead.

Usage: There is nothing in this world that the egotist loves more than himself.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Word of The Day: impale
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Definition: (verb) Pierce with a sharp stake or point.

Synonyms: spike, transfix.

Usage: My mother always warned me not to run with scissors, lest I fall and impale myself on the blades.

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