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Word Of The Day – Flout

Definition 1: to treat with contemptuous disregard: scorn 2: to indulge in scornful behavior Did You Know? If you flout a rule or societal norm, you ignore it without hiding

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Word Of The Day – Contraband

Definition 1: illegal or prohibited traffic in goods: smuggling 2: goods or merchandise whose importation, exportation, or possession is forbidden; also: smuggled goods 3: a slave who during the American

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Word Of The Day – Spontaneous

Definition 1: proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external constraint 2: arising from a momentary impulse 3: controlled and directed internally: self-acting 4: produced without being planted or

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Word Of The Day – Paucity

Definition 1: smallness of number: fewness 2: smallness of quantity: dearth Did You Know? Here’s a little information about paucity: the word was first recorded in English in the 15th

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Word Of The Day – Lucrative

Definition 1: producing wealth 2: profitable Did You Know? Paying, gainful, remunerative, and lucrative share the meaning of bringing in a return of money, but each term casts a different

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Word Of The Day – Mangle

Definition 1 : to injure with deep disfiguring wounds by cutting, tearing, or crushing 2 : to spoil, injure, or make incoherent especially through ineptitude Did You Know? Besides the “mutilate” verb mangle,

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Word Of The Day – Incandescent

Definition 1 a : white, glowing, or luminous with intense heat b : strikingly bright, radiant, or clear c : marked by brilliance especially of expression d : characterized by glowing zeal : ardent 2 a

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Word Of The Day – Distend

Definition 1: extend 2: to enlarge, expand, or stretch out (as from internal pressure): swell Did You Know? The history of the word distend stretches back to the Latin verb tendere—a root whose kin have

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Word Of The Day – Brainiac

Definition : a very intelligent person Did You Know? As Superman fans know, Brainiac was the superintelligent villain in the Action Comics series and its spin-offs. His name is a portmanteau of brain and maniac. (For

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Word Of The Day – Tyro

Definition : a beginner in learning: novice Did You Know? The word tyro is hardly a newcomer to Western language. It comes from the Latin tiro, which means “young soldier,” “new recruit,” or more

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Word Of The Day – Equity

Definition 1 a : justice according to natural law or right; specifically : freedom from bias or favoritism b : something that is equitable 2 a : the money value of a property or of an interest

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Word Of The Day – Ambient

Definition 1: existing or present on all sides: encompassing 2 of electronic music: quiet and relaxing with melodies that repeat many times Did You Know? Biologists explore the effects of ambient light on

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Word Of The Day – Capitulate

Definition 1 a : to surrender often after negotiation of terms b : to cease resisting : acquiesce 2 archaic : parley, negotiate Did You Know? Capitulate and its synonyms yield, submit, and succumb all mean to give way to someone or something,

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Word Of The Day – Victual

Definition 1 : food usable by people 2 victuals plural : supplies of food : provisions Did You Know? If you’re hungry for the story behind victual, get ready to dig into a rich and fulfilling history.

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Word Of The Day – Mogul

Definition 1 capitalized Mogul : an Indian Muslim of or descended from one of several conquering groups of Mongol, Turkish, and Persian origin; especially : Great Mogul 2 : a great personage : magnate Did You Know? Started by Bābur, a

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Word Of The Day – Vaunted

Definition : highly or widely praised or boasted about Did You Know? The verb vaunt has been used since the 15th century with the meaning “to make a vain display of one’s own

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Word Of The Day – Debouch

Definition 1 : to cause to emerge : discharge 2 : to march out into open ground : emerge, issue Did You Know? Debouch first appeared in English in the 18th century. It derives from a French verb

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Word Of The Day – Emigrate

Definition : to leave one’s place of residence or country to live elsewhere Did You Know? Migrate, emigrate, and immigrate are all about being on the move. The source of all three is the

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Word Of The Day – Cohesive

Definition : exhibiting or producing cohesion: causing parts or members to unify or stick together Did You Know? Cohesive describes something that sticks together literally or figuratively. To get into the stickiness of the

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