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Word of the Day: Balter
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Word of the Day: Obsequious
I feel like I haven’t posted a “word of the day” in years! Today’s word is one I like.
Obsequious uh b-see-kwee-uh s:
1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning.
2. servilely compliant or deferential.
3. obedient; dutiful.
1. He gave an obsequious nod to his supperior.
2. She had always been an obsequious wife, until she wasn’t anymore.
Word of the Day: Abrasive
This word is for those of you who are dealing with the unpleasant.
Abrasive [uh–brey-siv, -ziv] (adj.) :
tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive.
“Abrasive comments on my posts will be marked as spam,” she wrote in the bio of her blog.
How would you handle an abrasive follower?
Word of the Day: Redoubtable
Word of the Day: Nascent
Word of the Day: Preternatural
Tired of using the word “extraordinary”? Try today’s word.
Preternatural [pree-ter-nach-er-uhl, –nach-ruhl] (adj.):
Supernatural; out of the ordinary course of nature; exceptional or abnormal.
His powers were preternatural, but he made the mistake of underestimating the strength of those around him.
Word of the Day: Diaphanous
Today’s word is brought to you by July’s hot and humid weather.
Diaphanous [dahy-af–uh-nuhs] (adj.):
1. very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.
2. delicately hazy.
In spite of her light blouse and her diaphanous skirt, Emily’s sweat was dripping from every pore.
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Word of the Day: Abrogate
This word gave me a few things to think about.
Abrogate [ab-ruh-geyt] (verb):
1. to abolish or annul by formal or official means.
2. to put aside, put an end to.
After the opposition’s meeting, a decision was made to abrogate the controversial article of the constitution.
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