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Word of the Day: racketeer

rack·e·teer noun \ˌra-kə-ˈtir\: a person who makes money through illegal activities. One who obtains money by an illegal enterprise usually involving intimidation.

Synonyms: blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist.

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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Word of the Day: portentous

por·ten·tous adjective \pȯr-ˈten-təs\: giving a sign or warning that something usually bad or unpleasant is going to happen: trying to seem important, serious, or impressive.

1:  of, relating to, or constituting a portent <suspense, portentous foreshadowing, hints of sinister and violent mysteries  — Francine Prose>. 2:  eliciting amazement or wonder :  prodigious. 3 a:  being a grave or serious matter <portentous decisions> b:  self-consciously solemn or important :  pompous<portentous declamation unsalted by the least trace of humor  — W. H. Pritchard>. c:  ponderously excessive <that discipline’s overwrought, portentous phrases  — R. M. Coles>

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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Word of the Day: ominous

om·i·nous adjective \ˈä-mə-nəs\: suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future. Being or exhibiting an omen :  portentous; especially:  foreboding or foreshadowing evil :  inauspicious.

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Word of the Day: miscreant

I thought I’d start off the month of October with some wicked words. We’ll see how long I can keep this theme going in alphabetical order.

1mis·cre·ant adjective \ˈmis-krē-ənt\: 1. unbelievingheretical. 2. depravedvillainous <miscreant behavior>.

2miscreant noun : a person who does something that is illegal or morally wrong. 1. infidelheretic. 2. :  one who behaves criminally or viciously.

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Word of the Day: logophile

log·o·phile noun ˈlôgəˌfīl,ˈlägə-/: a lover of words.

Here is what I found when I opened my fortune cookie from a recent lunch.  Oh, and there’s my lucky number: 13. 🙂

fortune

I’ll have to tell my daughter the synonym for this word and see if she remembers it when we get to “p.”

Definition source: www.thefreedictionary.com

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Word of the Day: jabberwocky

jab·ber·wocky noun \ˈja-bər-ˌwä-kē\:  meaningless speech or writing.

Here’s a scene from A Christmas Story where the father speaks in jabberwocky/profanities. It makes me laugh every time.

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