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Today's Words: Jubilee, Beek and Diffident

Jubilee (joo-buh-lee) noun a celebration of the anniversary of a special event More about Jubilee First recorded between 1350–1400. From the Hebrew word yōbhēl which literally means “ram.” Another meaning was “a ram’s horn used as a trumpet” which was sounded to proclaim the Day of Atonement. Examples of Jubilee The town held a grand jubilee to commemorate its 200th anniversary. The school’s centennial jubilee featured alumni from all over the world. Beek (beek) Verb to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fireplace, stove, or bonfire. More about Beek First recorded between 1200–50. Possibly from the Middle English word beken, akin to bake.  Examples of Beek It’s so cozy to beek in front of the fireplace after a day of skiing. On sunny days, we can see many lizards beeking in the sun. Diffident (dif-i-duhnt) Adjective shy; lacking self-confidence. More about Diffident First recorded between 1425–75. From Latin diffīdēns, “mistrusting, despairing.” Examples of Diffident The new stu
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Today's Words: Coadventure, Duplicitious and Eyesome

Coadventure (koh-uhd-ven-cher) Verb to share in an adventure. More about Coadventure First recorded in English between 1635–45. Formed from the prefix co+adventure.  Examples of Coadventure Sarah and Tom decided to coadventure through the Amazon rainforest, sharing every thrilling moment. They often coadventure to ancient ruins and archaeological sites, uncovering secrets of the past together. Duplicitous (doo-plis-i-tuhs) Adjective marked or characterized by duplicity More about Duplicitous First recorded between 1955–60. Formed from duplicity+-ous, a suffix forming adjectives with the general sense of “possessing, full of .” Examples of Duplicitous My duplicitous cat was purring sweetly while secretly plotting to knock over the vase. The politician’s duplicitous promises left voters wondering if he had taken acting lessons. Eyesome (ahy-suhm) adjective pleasant to look at. More about Eyesome First recorded in English between 1575–85. Formed from eye+-some  Examples of Eyesome The eye

Today's Words: Facetious, Venerable and Sierra

Facetious (fuh-see-shuhs) Adjective not meant to be taken seriously or literally. More about Facetious First recorded in 1585–95. From Middle French facecieux, from facetie, “a jest,” from Latin facētia, “a jest, witticism” (see facetiae+-ious)  Examples of Facetious She made a facetious comment about moving to Mars to escape the traffic. The author’s facetious tone made the article entertaining despite the serious topic. Venerable (ven-er-uh-buhl) adjective commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity. More about Venerable First used in Middle English between 1400–50. From the Latin venerābilis, equivalent to venerā(rī), “to venerate worship” + -bilis, "-ble," an adjective-forming suffix. Examples of Venerable They visited the venerable ruins, awed by their historical significance. She was a venerable figure, known for her extensive knowledge and wise counsel. Sierra (see-er-uh) noun a chain of hills or mountains, the peaks of which suggest the teeth of a sa

Today's Words: Dulcify, Abrogate and Mistral

Dulcify (duhl-suh-fahy) Verb to sweeten More about Dulcify First used between 1590–1600. Derived from the Late Latin dulcificāre, “to sweeten” with ‑ficāre, “to do” + ify, a verbal suffix meaning “to make, to cause to do, render.” Examples of Dulcify She added honey to the tea to dulcify it, making it more enjoyable. They used syrup to dulcify the bitter medicine for the children. Abrogate (ab-ruh-geyt) Verb to put aside; put an end to. More about Abrogate First used in English between 1520–30. From the Latin abrogātus, “repealed” (See ab-rogation, -ate 1) The meaning has expanded from officially repealing a law (doing away with it) to delaying or avoiding doing something, like a chore or another responsibility. Examples of Abrogate By neglecting to attend the meetings, he was seen as trying to abrogate his duties. The committee tried to abrogate its responsibility by postponing the decision until after the holidays. Mistral (mis-truhl) Noun a cold, dry, wind common in southern France

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Healthy Habits for a Healthy Heart: Dr Prasanna Simha

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Today's Words: Interdigitate, Dumbledore and Eyewinker

  Interdigitate (in-ter-dij-i-teyt) Verb to interlock, as or like the fingers of both hands. More about Interdigitate First recorded in English between 1840–50. Formed from the Latin inter-, “between, among” +digitate, “like a digit or finger.” Examples of Interdigitate The roots of the two plants interdigitate, forming a strong and interconnected network. The gears in the clock interdigitate perfectly, ensuring accurate timekeeping.  Dumbledore (duhm-buhl-dawr) Noun bumblebee More about Dumbledore First recorded in English between 1785 and 90. From dumble-, an imitative, combining form (like bumble-, humble-, drumble-) + dore, a variant spelling of dor1, “a buzzing insect.” Examples of Dumbledore The dumbledore buzzed happily among the flowers, collecting nectar. As spring arrived, the garden came alive with the hum of dumbledores. Eyewinker (ahy-wing-ker) noun anything that enters or irritates the eye and causes blinking. More about Eyewinker First recorded between 1800–10. Formed fr

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Today's Words: Ebullient, Cogent and Buttinsky

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