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Word of the Day – Vulcanize

Definition : to treat crude or synthetic rubber or similar plastic material with chemicals to give it useful properties (such as elasticity, strength, and stability) Did You Know? Vulcanize might

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Word of the Day – Rapport

Definition : a friendly, harmonious relationship; especially : a relationship characterized by agreement, mutual understanding, or empathy that makes communication possible or easy Did You Know? The word rapport bears

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Word of the Day – Mimesis

Definition : imitation, mimicry Did You Know? Mimesis is a term with an undeniably classical pedigree. Originally a Greek word, it has been used in aesthetic or artistic theory to

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Word of the Day – Amok

Definition 1 : in a violently raging, wild, or uncontrolled manner 2 : in a murderously frenzied state Did You Know? Print evidence of amok in English was first recorded

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Word of the Day – Comely

Definition 1 : pleasurably conforming to notions of good appearance, suitability, or proportion 2 : having a pleasing appearance : not homely or plain Did You Know? Although comely is

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Word of the Day – Feckless

Definition 1 : weak, ineffective 2 : worthless, irresponsible Did You Know? Someone feckless is lacking in feck. And what, you may ask, is feck? In Scots—our source of feckless—feck

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Word of the Day- Noel

Definition 1 : a Christmas carol 2 capitalized Christmas : Christmas Did You Know? English speakers borrowed the word noel from French. It can be traced further back to the

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Word of the Day- Efficacious

Definition : having the power to produce a desired effect Did You Know? Effective, effectual, and efficient are synonyms of efficacious, but each of these words has a slightly different

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Word Of The Day – Gelid

Definition : extremely cold : icy Did You Know? Gelid first appeared in English late in the 16th century, coming to our language from Latin gelidus, which ultimately derives from

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Word Of The Day – Comity

Definition 1 a : friendly social atmosphere : social harmony b : a loose widespread community based on common social institutions c : the courtesy and friendship of nations marked

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