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Friday, September 21, 2018
Idiom of the Day: ripen up

To grow ripe; to become mature enough to harvest or pick.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/ripen+up

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Word of The Day: faithless
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/faithless

Definition: (adjective) Having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor.

Synonyms: traitorous, treasonous, unfaithful.

Usage: They succeeded in overtaking the party of which they were in quest, but concealed their faithless desertion of Scott; alleging that he had died of disease..

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Idiom of the Day: rid out

(chiefly Midwestern United States) To clean, empty, or clear out (something or some space). Primarily heard in US.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/rid+out

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Word of The Day: strangulate
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/strangulate

Definition: (verb) Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air.

Synonyms: strangle, throttle.

Usage: The police are searching for a serial killer who strangulates his victims..

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Monday, September 17, 2018
Idiom of the Day: be rained out

To be delayed, postponed, or cancelled due to the rain.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/be+rained+out

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Monday, September 17, 2018
Word of The Day: maltreat
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/maltreat

Definition: (verb) To treat badly, cruelly, or inconsiderately.

Synonyms: abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, step.

Usage: Despite assurances that no one would maltreat the accused mass murderer in prison, he arrived at his hearing with two black eyes and a swollen lip..

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Idiom of the Day: (as) silent as the grave

Totally silent, especially as produces an ominous or foreboding effect.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/(as)+silent+as+the+grave

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Word of The Day: scathe
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/scathe

Definition: (noun) The act of damaging something or someone.

Synonyms: damage, harm, hurt.

Usage: It is true also that I did lay my hands upon this jack-fool of a brother Ambrose, though, as you can see, I did him little scathe..

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Idiom of the Day: put the hammer down

To press down the accelerator (of an automobile) as far as possible; to accelerate to or travel at an automobile's maximum's speed. Primarily heard in US.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/put+the+hammer+down

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Word of The Day: hypersensitive
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/hypersensitive

Definition: (adjective) Having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor).

Synonyms: allergic.

Usage: I am hypersensitive to pollen and suffer terribly from a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes during the spring..

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