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Word of the week – jingoism

jingoism; noun extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy Example...

posted on: Jun 9, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the day – jingoism

jingoism   • \JING-goh-is-uhm\  •  noun extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent...

posted on: Jun 2, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – cupidity

cupidity; noun inordinate desire for wealth : avarice, greed strong desire : lust Example Sentence: “This time,...

posted on: May 18, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – whinge

whinge – verb to complain fretfully : whine Example Sentence: She urged her fellow workers to stop whinging...

posted on: May 11, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the day – brandish

brandish; verb to shake or wave (as a weapon) menacingly to exhibit in an ostentatious or aggressive manner Example...

posted on: May 4, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – inveterate

inveterate; adjective firmly established by long persistence confirmed in a habit : habitual Example Sentence: Since...

posted on: Apr 27, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the Week – vicinity

vicinity; noun the quality or state of being near : proximity a surrounding area or district : neighborhood an...

posted on: Apr 20, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the Week – slake

slake; verb satisfy, quench to cause (as lime) to heat and crumble by treatment with water : hydrate Example...

posted on: Apr 15, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – purlieu

purlieu   • \PERL-yoo\  •  noun an outlying or adjacent district a frequently visited place : haunt Example...

posted on: Apr 6, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – symbiosis

symbiosis   noun the living together in close association of two dissimilar organisms especially when mutually...

posted on: Mar 30, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – sciolism

sciolism; noun a superficial show of learning Example Sentence: Some critics of state-mandated testing say it is an...

posted on: Mar 23, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – blarney

blarney; noun skillful flattery : blandishment nonsense, humbug Example Sentence: The woman at the bar laughingly...

posted on: Mar 16, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – crepuscular

crepuscular; adjective 1 : of, relating to, or resembling twilight : dim 2 : active in the twilight Example...

posted on: Mar 9, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – imbibition

imbibition   ; noun the act or action of imbibing : the act or action of drinking or taking in liquid Example...

posted on: Feb 25, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – gadarene

gadarene : adjective headlong, precipitate Example Sentence: Ross has criticized his company for joining the gadarene...

posted on: Feb 16, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – girandole

girandole   ; noun 1 : a radiating and showy composition (as a cluster of skyrockets fired together) 2 : an...

posted on: Feb 5, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – engender

engender; verb beget, procreate to cause to exist or to develop : produce to assume form : originate Example...

posted on: Jan 25, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – trattoria

restaurant; specifically : a usually small Italian restaurant Example Sentence: Asked by his brother to recommend a...

posted on: Jan 15, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – elysian

elysian   – adjective, often capitalized of or relating to Elysium blissful, delightful Example...

posted on: Jan 5, 2009 | author: Nelsonecom

Word of the week – videlicet

videlicet – adverb that is to say : namely Example Sentence: The restaurant is famous for several dishes:...

posted on: Dec 23, 2008 | author: Nelsonecom

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