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New Word a Day for Kids by Elliot Carruthers

New Word a Day for Kids

by Elliot Carruthers

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2/27/15

Fervid

Fervid

<fur-vid>

intense; passionate; earnest;

having extreme interest or enthusiasm for something.

He is a fervid coin collector. He buys them all the time.

Memory trick: fervid reminds of fever.
You have a fever when you are excited.

Used at work:
I appreciate your fervid dedication. I am giving you a raise.





Yesterday:



Improbity

<imm-pro-bitty>

evil; wickedness; dishonesty;

lacking honesty and being a devious bad person.

His improbity makes me not trust him with my money.

Memory trick: "Improb" reminds of improper.
Bity reminds of bitty or small. An improper small person.

Used at work:
His improbity was obvious when I realized his report was fake.



(c) 2014 E. Carruthers


2/26/15

Improbity

Improbity

<imm-pro-bitty>

evil; wickedness; dishonesty;

lacking honesty and being a devious bad person.

His improbity makes me not trust him with my money.

Memory trick: "Improb" reminds of improper.
Bity reminds of bitty or small. An improper small person.

Used at work:
His improbity was obvious when I realized his report was fake.


Yesterday:

Concatenation

<kon-kat-tin-nay-shun>

links; combination; series;

putting things together in a sequence forming something new.

The concatenation of the bricks made a strong house.

Memory trick:

Con reminds of combine.

Nation reminds of many forming one.

Used at work:
Our concatenation of our research papers created the final report.




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2/24/15

Concatenation

Concatenation

<kon-kat-tin-nay-shun>

links; combination; series;

putting things together in a sequence forming something new.

The concatenation of the bricks made a strong house.

Memory trick:

Con reminds of combine.

Nation reminds of many forming one.

Used at work:
Our concatenation of our research papers created the final report.



Yesterday:

Rue

<rew>

regret; lament; grieve;

feeling remorse for a past action.

I rue the day that I stopped exercising.

Memory trick:
Rue reminds of re as in RE-gret

Used at work:
I rue the day I hired him. He never completes a project.



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2/23/15

Rue

Rue

<rew>

regret; lament; grieve;

feeling remorse for a past action.

I rue the day that I stopped exercising.

Memory trick:
Rue reminds of re as in RE-gret

Used at work:
I rue the day I hired him. He never completes a project.


Yesterday:
Equivocation

<ee-qwiv-vo-kay-shun?

speaking in an unclear way to hide your meaning.

His equivocation was confusing. We never knew what he was saying.

Memory trick:
Equi reminds of equal.
Vocation reminds of vacation.
Equal is on vacation because it makes no sense.

Used at work.
I am tired of the equivocation in your reports. Please write them in a clear way.


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2/22/15

Equivocation

Equivocation

<ee-qwiv-vo-kay-shun?

speaking in an unclear way to hide your meaning.

His equivocation was confusing. We never knew what he was saying.

Memory trick:
Equi reminds of equal.
Vocation reminds of vacation.
Equal is on vacation because it makes no sense.

Used at work.
I am tired of the equivocation in your reports. Please write them in a clear way.




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2/21/15

Cadge

Cadge

<kah-dge>
<rhymes with badge>

beg; scrounge; surprise by asking

asking and getting something that is undeserved.

He will cadge a meal from his friends.

Memory trick:
Cadge reminds of cad. A cad is a sneaky person.

Used at work:
I will cadge a new computer monitor. I won't new a requisition form.












Yesterday:

Unprepossessing

<un-ree-poh-zess-ing>

unattractive; ugly; homely;

Not good looking or unpleasant to look at.

The unprepossessing dog was so lovable that it was beautiful anyway.

Memory trick: pre reminds of pretty- possessing reminds of having.
Un pretty and not having beauty.

Used at work:
Your report is unprepossessing. You need to pretty it up with clip-art.

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2/20/15

Lassitude

Lassitude

<lah-sit-tood>

tiredness; fatigue; weariness

being weak and having a lack of energy.

A feeling of lassitude came over all of us. We all fell asleep.

Memory trick: Lass reminds of lazy.

Used at work:
I always feel a lot of lassitude after having a big lunch.

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2/19/15

Unprepossessing

Unprepossessing

<un-ree-poh-zess-ing>

unattractive; ugly; homely;

Not good looking or unpleasant to look at.

The unprepossessing dog was so lovable that it was beautiful anyway.

Memory trick: pre reminds of pretty- possessing reminds of having.
Un pretty and not having beauty.

Used at work:
Your report is unprepossessing. You need to pretty it up with clip-art.


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2/18/15

Extraneous

Extraneous

<ex-train-ee-is>

irrelevant; unimportant; unrelated.

Something that has nothing to do with the current topic of discussion.

The fact that he was blue is extraneous in this case. It was dark and blue looks just like black. It is unimportant.

Memory Trick:
Extraneous reminds of extra. The extra is not important.

Used at work:
The background of the person is extraneous. Anyone can do this job so it is irrelevant.

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2/17/15

Jingoism

Jingoism

<jeen-go-is-um>

patriotism; nationalism

being hawkish and overly patriotic.

His jingoism was apparent when he arrived dressed in his country's flag.

Memory trick: Jingo reminds of jingle. We ring bells on holidays.

Used at work:
Your jingoism towards the company is appreciated.


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2/16/15

Salubrious

Salubrious

<sah-loo-bree-iss>

healthy; beneficial; good;

something that is good for you.

Clean water is salubrious for your health.

Memory trick: Salubrious reminds of salute. Salute is said to wish good health.

Used at work:
A good design is salubrious to a computer program. It always makes it better.



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2/15/15

Veritable

Veritable

<ver-rit-tah-bul>

factual; legit; real;

something that is genuine or authentic.

He is a veritable writer because he published ten books.

Memory trick: Veritable reminds of verifiable.

Used at work:
You're a veritable genius. Your report was great.




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2/14/15

Fitful

Fitful

<fiht-full>

periodic; intermittent; spotty;

starting and stopping and starting again.

The intermittent light let the sailors know where the island was.

Memory trick: Fit and full of stops and starts. We are fit- we have a lot of activity.

Used at work:
My fitful computer keep turning on and off.

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2/13/15

Condescension

Condescension

disdain; looking down upon; lofty;

acting superior and treating another with contempt.

She had a tone of condescension in her voice. She made him feel inferior.

Memory trick: Condemn and cause apprehension.

Used at work:

The salesperson had an air of condescension. I did not buy from him.




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2/11/15

Abysmal

Abysmal

<ab-biz-mil>

bad; terrible; awful;

something or someone that is endlessly dreadful.

The abysmal rain would not stop and we were soaked.

Memory trick: Remember BY MAL. Mal means bad.

Used at work:
Your report could have been abysmal. Adding pictures of your cat made it great.

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2/10/15

Feckless

Feckless

<fek-les>

Incompetent; useless; inept;

being worthless and incapable.

The feckless dog ran away. He was not a good guard dog.

Memory trick: Effect less when we are good-for-nothing.

Used at work:
The feckless computer consultant wrecked my computer.

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2/9/15

Guile

Guile

<guy-ul>

slyness; crafty; cunning

having clever or deceptive skills.

He used his guile to talk the security guard into letting us in.

Memory trick: Guile reminds of gullible or easily trick.
Gullible people fall for guile.

Used at work:
Your guile was apparent. You talked them into signing the contract.


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2/8/15

Diatribe

Diatribe

<deye-ah-treyeb>

attack; tirade; denounce;

a strong and aggressive verbal attack against someone.

His angry diatribe was filled with bad and nasty words.

Memory trick: Di reminds of two. Tribe reminds of tribe or group.
Two tribes argue with each other.

Used at work:
I agree with your diatribe. Your words convince me we should do a better design for the product.


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2/7/15

Exigency

Exigency

<ex-ah-gin-see>

needed; required; demanded;

something that must be done and is not optional.

Working hard is an exigency for becoming wealthy.

Memory trick: Exigency reminds of exit and emergency.
You must exit in an emergency. It is required.

Used at work:
Creating documentation is a exigency for all our processes.

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2/6/15

Desultory

Desultory

<des-el-tor-ee>
rhymes with - yes-yule-story


lacking motivation and having no plan for action

He was always desultory when it came to cleaning his room. It was never tidy.

Memory trick: Desultory reminds of de-sult or the opposite of result.

Used at work:

You need to make more than a desultory effort if you want to finish the report.


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2/4/15

Wry

Wry

<r-eye> <r-aye> or <rye>

sarcastic; ironic; dry humor;

making a joke in a not obvious way that sometimes might not be understood - usually making fun of someone.

He has a wry sense of humor. You never know when he is joking

Memory trick: Wry reminds of why?
Why make that joke?

Used at work:
Keep your wry sense of humor in check or you may lose the client.


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2/3/15

Facetious

Facetious

<fah-see-shish>

joking; flippant; ironic;

saying or doing something in a way not meant to be taken seriously.

I was being facetious when I said your hat looked good. A hat with giant feathers never looks good.

Memory trick: Facetious reminds of facet. A facet is a face or front of something.
We show a fake face when we lie in a kidding way.

Used at work:
I was being facetious when I said you would have to work late. Go home.


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2/1/15

Disabuse

Disabuse

<dis-ah-buoose>

enlighten; set straight; debunk;

to show someone they are wrong about something they believe.

Memory trick:
We DIS-cover our ABUSE of the truth.

Used at work:
We will disabuse the idea that our product is not as good.




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