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Words of the Day
This is a running list of the words of the day. Words two months old are eliminated. No words for Saturday.

11/14- Labyrinthine
11/13- Visceral
11/12- Ingratiate
11/11- Insubordinate
11/10- Verbatim
11/09- Tranquil
11/08- No Word
11/07- Subtle
11/06- Rudimentary
11/05- Regard |v| To look at attentively; observe closely
11/04- Quibble |v| To evade the truth or importance of an issue by raising trivial distinctions and objections
11/03- Judicious |adj| Having or exhibiting sound judgment; prudent
11/02- Lax |adj| Lacking in rigor, strictness, or firmness
11/01- No Word
10/31- No Word
10/30- Impair |v| To cause to diminish, as in strength, value, or quality
10/29- Immerse |v| To cover completely in a liquid; submerge
10/28- Abdomen |n| The part of the body that lies between the thorax and the pelvis and encloses the stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, and pancreas
10/27- Hiatus |n| A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break
10/26- Hearsay |n| Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor
10/25- No Word
10/24- Glacial |adj| Related to glaciers, slowness, or cold
10/23- Gesticulate |v| To make gestures especially while speaking, as for emphasis
10/22- Gallant |adj| Smartly or boldly stylish; dashing
10/21- Extricate |v| To release from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage
10/20- Embellish |v| To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate
10/19- Effigy |n| A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group
10/18- No Word
10/17- Dispassionate |adj| Devoid of or unaffected by passion, emotion, or bias
10/16- Deplete |v| To decrease the fullness of; use up or empty out
10/15- Delinquent |adj| Failing to do what law or duty requires
10/14- Decipher |v| To read or interpret (ambiguous, obscure, or illegible matter)
10/13- Conductive |adj| Exhibiting conductivity
10/12- Cordial |adj| Warm and sincere
10/11- No Word
10/10- Comprise |v| To consist of
10/09- Cursory |adj| Performed with haste and scant attention to detail
10/08- Conspicuous |adj| Easy to notice; obvious
10/07- Discerning |adj| Exhibiting keen insight and good judgment; perceptive
10/06- Covet |v| To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's)
10-05- Curator |n| One who manages or oversees, as the administrative director of a museum collection or a library
10/04- No word
10/03- No word
10/02- No word
10/01- Compatriot |n| A person from one's own country
09/30- Combustible |adj| Capable of igniting and burning; Easily aroused or excited
09/29- Colleague |n| A fellow member of a profession, staff, or academic faculty; an associate
09/28- Coherent |adj| Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
09/27- No word
09/26- Brash |adj| Hasty and unthinking; impetuous
09/25- Camouflage |n| Concealment by disguise or protective coloring
09/24- Boorish |adj| Rude and clumsy in behavior
09/23- Cantankerous |adj| Ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable
09/22- Cerebral |adj| Of or relating to the brain or cerebrum
09/21- Arduous |adj| Demanding great effort or labor; difficult


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