Friday, May 25, 2012

Daily Words: Week 20

Day 135.
The word is...

abrogate
[ab-ruh-geyt]
verb.
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal

Found: Boy Meets World, Season 1

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Day 136.
The word is...

altruistic
[al-troo-is-tik]
adjective.
unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others

Found: Boy Meets World, Season 1

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Day 137.
The word is....

sibilant
[sib-uh-luhnt]
adjective.
a hissing sound

Found: Atonement, chapter 5

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Day 138.
The word is...

brogue
[brohg]
noun.
a strong regional accent

Found: Atonement, chapter 5

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Day 139. My birthday!! (Due to the Leap Year)
227 more days to go.
The word is...

bibliophile
[bib-lee-uh-fahyl, -fil]
noun.
a person who loves or collects books, especially as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like.

Found: Boy Meets World, Season 1

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Day 140.
The word is...

impropriety
[im-pruh-prahy-i-tee]
noun.
the quality or condition of being improper; incorrectness

Found: Atonement, chapter 5

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Day 141.
The word is...

supine
[adj. soo-pahyn; n. soo-pahyn]
adjective.
lying on the back, face or front upward
-also-
having the palm upward
-or-
inactive, passive, or inert, especially from indolence or indifference.

noun.

(in English) the simple infinitive of a verb preceded by to.
-or-
an analogous form in some other language.


Found: Atonement, Chapter 5

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--Emily