Monthly Archives: December 2012

Word of the Day-Hyperbole

hy-per-bo-le noun 1. intentional and extreme exaggeration   When the student said that he was a foot away from an angry great white shark, his peers knew that it was a hyperbolic statement.

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Word of the Day-Facetious

fa-ce-tious Adjective 1. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor When Jeremy’s mom died, he seemed to change. His new facetious personality just made his friends worry about him even more.

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Word of the Day-Misanthropic

mis-an-throp-ic adjective 1. characterizing a hate for humankind The old man, known to be a cynic around his neighborhood, despised the young children that walked by his house each day, a result of his misanthropic personality.

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Word of the Day-Fiduciary

fi-du-ci-ar-y noun 1. a person to whom property is entrusted for another’s benefit The fiscal cliff refers to the expiration of tax breaks at the end of 2012. The US could be pushed into a recession if a solution is … Continue reading

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Word of the Day-Genteel

gen-teel adj. 1. polite; refined Ryan’s genteel manner led himself to a life of filet mignon and smooth red wine.

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Test study

Ethereal Heavenly or spiritual   Rapacious Aggressively greedy   Accost To harass somebody or something   Hackneyed Lacking significance from being overused   Itinerant Traveling from place to place   Zealous Having or showing enthusiasm   Cynic Someone with a … Continue reading

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Word of the Day-Cynic

cyn-ic noun 1. a person who expresses an overly bitter attitude The grumpy old man got angry when the little neighborhood kids told him that he shouldn’t be a cynic.

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