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Word Of The Every Other Day

tempestuous adjective tem-PESS-chuh-wus Definition : of, relating to, or resembling a violent storm : turbulent, stormy Did You Know? Time is sometimes marked in seasons, and seasons are associated with the weather. This explains how tempus, the Latin word for … Continue reading

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Word Of The Every Other Day

curfew noun KER-fyoo Definition 1 : the sounding of a bell at evening 2 a : a regulation enjoining the withdrawal of usually specified persons (such as juveniles or military personnel) from the streets or the closing of business establishments … Continue reading

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JACOBS PASS: Chapter 7

The door to Walters is just a door; I always thought it should be one of those old western swinging types but times change. Actually, time continues on its ever constant rate, and it seems that only styles and acceptance … Continue reading

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acolyte noun AK-uh-lyte Definition 1 : one who assists a member of the clergy in a liturgical service by performing minor duties 2 : one who attends or assists a leader : follower Did You Know? Follow the etymological path … Continue reading

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yawp \yawp, yahp\ verb: 1. to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk, or bawl. 2. Slang. to talk noisily and foolishly or complainingly. noun: 1. a harsh cry. 2. Slang. a. raucous or querulous speech. b. a noisy, … Continue reading

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blighter \BLAHY-ter\ noun British Slang.:  1. a chap; bloke.  noun: 1. a contemptible, worthless person, especially a man; scoundrel or rascal. The blighter had shoulders fully as broad as the girl was high, and legs like a dragon. — E.E. … Continue reading

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lyceum \lahy-SEE-uhm\  noun: 1. an institution for popular education providing discussions, lectures, concerts, etc. 2. a building for such activities. 3. (initial capital letter) the gymnasium where Aristotle taught, in ancient Athens. 4. a lycée. No wonder I was desirous … Continue reading

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