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WORD OF THE DAY
 
Ataraxy

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Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, 17th century

 
1A state of calmness and tranquility
2Freedom from mental disturbance or anxiety
 
 
 
Examples of Ataraxy in a sentence 
“Meditation and other methods of practicing mindfulness will help you achieve ataraxy.” “She was able to finally find ataraxy after years of therapy and facing her demons.”


WORD OF THE DAY
 
Trenchant

TREN-chənt
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Middle English, 13th century

 
1Being sharp, intense, and forceful
2Characterized by energy and effectiveness
 
 
 
Examples of Trenchant in a sentence 
“The professor’s trenchant critique discouraged her so much she considered dropping the class.” “The keynote speaker’s delivery was so trenchant that people lined up afterward to shake her hand.”
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It was a _______ premier that was praised in industry magazines for weeks.
 
Incorrigible
 
Lascivious
 
Boffo
 
Pneultimate
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MEMORY RECALL The ________ romance we felt for each other would soon bloom fully into a lifelong love. 
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WORD OF THE DAY
Mephiticmə-FIHD-ikPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, early 17th century
1Offensive smelling2Harmful or poisonous
 
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MEMORY RECALL
 
The ________ threads of the delicate fabric seemed to be made of actual stardust.
 
Diaphanous
 
Intimation
 
Voracity
 
Ballyhoo
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Examples of Mephitic in a sentence “The man with dirty clothes and an overgrown, unruly beard was responsible for the mephitic air on the plane.”
WORD OF THE DAY
ProteanPRO-tee-anPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Greek, late 16th century
1Extremely changeable, easily assuming different forms2Displaying versatility or diversity
 
Examples of Protean in a sentence “The superhero was a valuable member of the team, with his protean ability to shapeshift into any figure.” “The artist’s protean ability meant that you never knew what kind of work you would see at her next show.”

MEMORY RECALL
 
I hope I don’t get put through the ________ of trying to renew my license.
 
Bailiwick
 
Rigmarole
 
Prestidigitation
 
Husbandry
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