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Monthly Archives: October 2013
ad-u-la-tion noun 1. excessive admiration or praise The young boy had so much adulation for an actor that he had never met that he started dressing up as him every day and ‘acted’ like him.
pan-o-ply noun 1. a complete or impressive collection of things The Denver Public Library downtown is home to a panoply of rare books and documents.
so-lil-o-quy noun 1. an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, such as in a play The soliloquy at the end of A Midsummer Night’s Dream explained the remainder of what happened in the … Continue reading
pro-sa-ic adjective 1. having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty
dis-pen-sa-tion noun 1. exclusion from a rule or a usual requirement When everybody in my group was in trouble for being tardy, I was wrong to think that I would receive special dispensation to skip detention.
for-tu-i-tous adjective 1. happening by accident or chance rather than by design 1. having or showing good luck Nobody knows whether or not the championship winning kick was taken on purpose, as the player fell on the ground in pain … Continue reading
co-nun-drum noun 1. a confusing or difficult problem or question Deciding how to perfectly divide the bag of cookies for his fellow Newspaper staffers was a much larger conundrum than the student expected, so he just ate them himself.