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