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Words I Love 72 – Trapezoid

Today’s new word…love this one… trapezoid trap·e·zoid (trăp′ĭ-zoid′) noun 1. Mathematics a. A quadrilateral having two parallel sides. b. Chiefly British A trapezium. 2. Anatomy A small bone in the wrist, situated near the base of the index finger. 3. Sports … Continue reading

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Words I Love 69 – Erstwhile

New word…after a quiet patch! erstwhile ˈəːstwʌɪl/ adjective adjective: erstwhile 1. former. “the erstwhile president of the company” synonyms: former, old, past, one-time, sometime, as was, ex-, late, then; More antonyms: present, future adverb archaic adverb: erstwhile 1. formerly. “Mary … Continue reading

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Words I Love 67 – Diatribe

New word today… diatribe ˈdʌɪətrʌɪb/ noun noun: diatribe; plural noun: diatribes a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something. “a diatribe against consumerism” synonyms: tirade, harangue, verbal onslaught, verbal attack, stream of abuse,denunciation, broadside, fulmination, condemnation, criticism, stricture,reproof, … Continue reading

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Words I Love 66 – Paternal

New word –  paternal pəˈtəːn(ə)l/ adjective adjective: paternal 1. of or appropriate to a father. “he reasserted his paternal authority” synonyms: on one’s father’s side, patrilineal,patrimonial “his paternal grandfather” antonyms: maternal showing a kindness and care associated with a father; … Continue reading

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Words I Love 65 – Pristine

New word… pristine ˈprɪstiːn,-stʌɪn/ adjective adjective: pristine in its original condition; unspoilt. “pristine copies of an early magazine” clean and fresh as if new; spotless. “a pristine white shirt” synonyms: immaculate, in perfect condition, perfect, in mint condition, as new,unspoilt, … Continue reading

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Words I Love 64 – Predilection

New special word… predilection ˌpriːdɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/ noun noun: predilection; plural noun: predilections a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something. “your predilection for pretty girls” synonyms: liking, fondness, preference, partiality, taste, penchant, weakness, soft spot, fancy, … Continue reading

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Words I Love 63 – Saline

New word today… saline ˈseɪlʌɪn/ adjective adjective: saline 1. containing or impregnated with salt. “saline alluvial soils” MEDICINE (of a solution) containing sodium chloride and/or a salt or salts of magnesium or another alkali metal. “I was having a saline … Continue reading

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