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I love learning new words. I thought I would share my love with all of you. But there is a twist. With every word posted, you must comment with a sentence using that word. The sentence can be anything, fact or fiction. Be creative. Get bold. Whatever you want to say goes. Also, if you used this word today in conversation, let us know the context.

GLUTTONY

Posted By ms_dior_cherie on May 29, 2008 at 8:00AM

Definition:
eating and drinking to excess

Example:
The host accused her guest of GLUTTONY as he polished off an entire apple pie.

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EXCULPATE

Posted By ms_dior_cherie on May 27, 2008 at 12:44PM

Definition:
to clear from blame; prove innocent

Example:
The adversarial legal system is intended to convict those who are guilty and to EXCULPATE those who are innocent.

Synonyms:
exonerate, acquit

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MORDACIOUS

Posted By ms_dior_cherie on May 20, 2008 at 11:34AM

Definition: caustic, biting

Example:
The supervisor's MORDACIOUS comments ruffled the feathers of her employees.

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RAREFY

Posted By ms_dior_cherie on May 19, 2008 at 11:02AM

Definition:
to make thinner or sparser

Synonyms:
reduce, diminish

Example:
Since the atmosphere RAREFIES as altitudes increase, the air at the top of very tall mountains is too thin to breathe.

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METICULOUS

Posted By ms_dior_cherie on May 14, 2008 at 12:57PM

METICULOUS
Definition:
extremely careful about details

Synonyms:
precise, fastidious

Example:
To find all the clues at the crime scene, the investigators must be METICULOUS about every inch of the area.

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POTABLE

Posted By ms_dior_cherie on May 13, 2008 at 6:50AM

Definition:
drinkable

Synonyms:
beverage, drink

Example:
The water from the well was muddy and not POTABLE.

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TRANSITORY

Posted By ms_dior_cherie on May 12, 2008 at 12:53PM

Definition:
temporary, lasting a brief time

Example:
The reporter lived a TRANSITORY life, staying in one place only long enough to cover the current story.

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MARTINET

Posted By ms_dior_cherie on May 7, 2008 at 6:30AM

Definition:
strict disciplinarian; one who demands exact conformity to rules

Synonyms: authoritarian, moralist

Example:
The former Marine was a MARTINET who ruled his household with an iron fist.

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SURLY

Posted By ms_dior_cherie on May 6, 2008 at 9:43AM

Definition:
rude and bad-tempered
Synonyms:
morose, cantankerous
Example:
When asked to clean the windshield, the SURLY gas station attendant tossed a dirty rag at the customer and walked away.

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INIMICAL

Posted By ms_dior_cherie on May 1, 2008 at 6:57AM

Definition:
hostile, unfriendly

Example:
Even though a cease-fire had been in place for months, the two sides were still INIMICAL to each other.

Synonyms:
cross, antagonistic

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