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Monthly Archives: March 2013
amal-gam-ation noun 1. the process of merging into a single unified body When the disorganized group of basketball players was transformed into a championship-winning team by the end of the season, everybody was talking about the unexpected amalgamation.
per-func-to-ry adjective 1. when something is done in a very cursory manner When I realized that my research paper was done in just one day, I became worried that mine might have been done in a perfunctory manner.
tem-pes-tu-ous adjective 1. characterized by strong and conflicting emotion The fight between the two brothers over the TV turned tempestuous quite quickly, with fists and expletives being thrown.
ca-jole verb 1. persuade someone, with flattery or trickery, into doing something. The scam artist cajoled the woman into giving him her car for free.
in-es-ti-ma-ble adjective 1. too great too calculate The royal family’s crown jewels had an inestimable value.
par-a-gon noun 1. a model of excellence or perfection The studious professor was a paragon of hard work for his peers and students.