Words of the Week

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xenophobia

a fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers

zeal

Enthusiasm

yammer

to whine or complain

wane

a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

veer

change in direction

utmost

the greatest possible degree

tedious

tiresome because of length or dullness

synchronize

happen at the same time

scrutinize

To examine closely

reiterate

to say again, repeat

querulous

constantly complaining

persnickety

snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob

procrastinate

to delay, put off until later

peruse

to read carefully

oust

to eject; to force out; to banish

ostracize

to exclude from a group

naive

(adj.) innocent, unsophisticated, showing lack of worldly knowledge and experience

non-chalant

not showing any concern or worry

monopolize

v. to have and control fully and exclusively

meticulous

(adj.) extremely careful; particular about details

ludicrous

laughable, ridiculous

livid

very angry

kudos

praise for an achievement

kismet

fate; destiny

jaded

tired

irk

to annoy

haste

speed or quickness of motion; overeager action without caution

garble

to mix up or distort

facetious

joking or trying to be funny at an inappropriate time

fickle

often changing for no reason, not loyal or consistent

expeditious

done with speed and efficiency

democracy

government by the people

commence

to start; to begin

consensus

general agreement

behoove

to be necessary or proper for

bamboozle

(v) to deceive by elaborate trickery; to hoodwink

bogus

false, counterfeit

alacrity

Cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness

accolade

praise, an award

amorous

having to do with love

aloof

Distant from others

ambiance

the atmosphere of an environment

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