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Word of the Day – Sept. 22 – Nomenclature

Noun: Nomenclature  (NOH-muhn-Klay-cher) Definition: Specific words and terms for a particular group or industry; jargon. Example sentence: My grandmother doesn’t have the slightest comprehension of computer nomenclature.

Word of the Day – Sept. 21 – Obtuse

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Adjective: Obtuse  (uhb-TOOS) Definition: Not sharp; unintelligent, stupid. Example sentence: She is far too obtuse to be the vice president of the company, but somehow, she holds that position.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 20 – Acute

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Adjective: Acute  (uh-KYOOT) Definition: Sharp, intense, or severe; the ability to think clearly and understand. Example sentence: The acute pain in my tooth was thankfully relieved by the medication.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 19 – Impervious

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Adjective: Impervious  (im-PUR-vee-us) Definition: Impenetrable, not permitting penetration or passage; figuratively, incapable of being influenced, persuaded or affected. Example sentence: The water proof coat is impervious to the rain.  

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Word of the Day – Sept. 18 – Esoteric

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Adjective: Esoteric  (es-oh- TER-ik) Definition: Known by only a select few; peculiar, secret or mysterious. Example sentence: Computer programming, once an esoteric skill, is now known by many.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 15 – Altruistic

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Adjective: Altruistic  (al-troo-IS-tik) Definition: Selflessness, generosity, devotion to the interest of others. To be altruistic is to be charitable in any way, considering the well being and interest of others. Example sentence: He is so egoistical. I don’t think he’s done an altruistic thing in his life.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 14 – Contrition

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Noun: Contrition  (kuhn-TRISH-uhn) Definition: Remorse, sorrow and regret for wrongdoing. Example sentence: The boy’s contrition for stealing the candy was obvious by his many tears.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 13 – Squalid

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Adjective: Squalid  (SKWOL-id) Definition: Filthy, miserable, and unsanitary conditions; run-down. Example sentence: The relief group attempted to improve the squalid conditions of the refugee camp.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 12 – Commiserate

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Verb: Commiserate  (kuh-MIZ-uh-rayt) Definition: To show sympathy, to empathize; to share in sorrow. Example sentence: I can commiserate with you having been in a car accident myself.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 11 – Impeccable

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Adjective: Impeccable  (im-PEK-uh-buhl) Definition: Perfect, flawless. Example sentence: The respectable business man is known for his impeccable character.  

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