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Word of the Day: Redoubtable


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Redoubtable [ri-dou-tuh-buhl] (adj.):

1. that is to be feared; formidable.

2. demanding or evoking respect, or reverence.

Example:

The building rose to a redoubtable height.

Word of the Day: Nascent


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Here’s to new beginnings!

Nascent [nas-uhnt, ney-suhnt] (adj.):

beginning to exist or develop, sometimes in the chemical state (a nascent state).

Example:
The nascent company adopted a bold marketing strategy, and established itself as a force to be reckoned with.

Word of the Day: Contrite


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Glad to be back after a few days away. I’m afraid I was terribly ill this past week. Even when the weather was hot, apparently, I should not have worn my summer clothes as my body wasn’t ready to be bear just yet. I had a fever for a couple of days, and couldn’t leave bed the whole time. Thankfully, I’m feeling much better, and I’m back to blogging with a word that describes my current feelings.

Contrite [kuhn-trahyt, kon-trahyt] (adj.):

1. caused by or showing great remorse.

2. filled by a sense of guilt and desire for atonement; penitent.

Example:

After getting a fever, I am contrite that I slipped into my summer clothes a bit too soon.

Word of the Day: Wanton


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Looking for another word that has the same meaning as malicious, evil or mean?

Wanton [won-tn] (adj.):

1. done maliciously or unjustifiably.

2. deliberate or without motive, provocative, uncalled-for.

3. without regard of what is right, just, humane.

Example:

I’ve had enough of your wanton pranks!

Word of the Day: Miscreant


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Miscreant [mis-kree-uhnt] (noun):

Villain, depraved person.

(adj.):

Villainous,evil, base behavior.

Example:

The miscreant handed her the bloodred, poisonous apple. “Take a bite,” she said, smiling wickedly.