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Word of the Day: debacle

debacle word of the day

debacle \ noun a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.

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Word of the Day: charisma

Charisma word of the day

charisma \ noun compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others. a divinely conferred power or talent.

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Word of the Day: hypnosis

hypnosis word of the day

hypnosis [hip-noh-sis] noun \ the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction.

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Word of the Day: irony

irony word of the day

irony [ahy-ruh-nee] noun \ the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

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Word of the Day: paucity


paucity \ noun the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts; scarcity.

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Word of the Day: amenable


amenable \ adjective \ (of a person) open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled. (of a thing) capable of being acted upon in a particular way; susceptible to.

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Word of the Day: perusal


perusal \ noun \ the action of reading or examining something.

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Word of the Day: minimalist


minimalist \ noun \ a person who advocates or practices minimalism in art or music. a person advocating minor or moderate reform in politics. minimalist \ adjective \ relating to minimalism in art or music. advocating moderate political policies.

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Word of the Day: negligent


negligent \ adjective failing to take proper care in doing something.

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Word of the Day: yoke


yoke \ noun a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull.

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Word of the Day: fiasco


fiasco \ noun \ a thing that is a complete failure, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way.

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Word of the Day: impeccable


impeccable \ adjective (of behavior, performance, or appearance) in accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless.

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Word of the Day: bona fide


bona fide \ adjective \ genuine; real.

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Word of the Day: convivial


convivial \ adjective \ 1. (of an atmosphere or event) friendly, lively, and enjoyable. 2.(of a person) cheerful and friendly; jovial.

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Word of the Day: diaphanous


diaphanous \ adjective \ (especially of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent.

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