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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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Intemperate religious/racial views promote bigotry.
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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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Monday, April 14, 2014
Word of The Day: flyaway
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Definition: (adjective) Guided by whim and fancy.

Synonyms: flighty, head-in-the-clouds, scatterbrained.

Usage: The flyaway young girl came to the formal dinner covered in dirt, as she had opted to roll down the hill instead of going around it like her sisters.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Word of The Day: addendum
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Definition: (noun) Textual matter that is added onto a publication, usually at the end.

Synonyms: supplement, postscript.

Usage: In his pocket was a bottle, carefully corked, empty save for a little roll of paper, which proved to be the addendum to the log.

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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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Sunday, April 13, 2014
Word of The Day: crabbed
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Definition: (adjective) Irritable and perverse in disposition; ill-tempered.

Synonyms: fussy, grouchy, grumpy, cross.

Usage: I first put out my tacky lawn ornaments as a practical joke, but after my persnickety, crabbed neighbor lodged a complaint about them, I dug my heels in and refused to take them down.

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Fidgety people feel crabbed in the presence/company of calm and level-headed personalities.
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Word of The Day: somatic
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Definition: (adjective) Affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit.

Synonyms: corporeal, bodily.

Usage: Though anxiety attacks are psychological in nature, they have numerous somatic effects, including palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness.

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