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  • December 15,2010-February 28, 2011 Old Bridge High School Word of the Day
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Repudiate
    Friday, February 18, 2011
    • to deny or reject something
    Definition of Repudiate
    • Repudiate is a verb .
    • Synonyms are:
      • Abandon, reject, revoke
    • Antonyms are:
    • Admit, approve
    • Repudiate in a sentence.
    • The senator repudiated his aide's comments on the new policy.
    • He was forced to repudiate a statement he had made at the meeting.
    • .
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Caveat
    Thursday, February 17, 2011
    • a warning
    Definition of Caveat
    • Caveat is a noun .
    • Synonyms are:
    • Advice, caution, notice
    • Caveat in a sentence.
    • They sold the cabin to the couple with the caveat that the roof would need repairs before winter.
    • Caveat emptor is a Latin phrase meaning ‘let the buyer beware’.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Magnitude
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    • greatness of
    • size or importance
    Definition of Magnitude
    • Magnitude is a noun .
    • Synonyms are:
      • Grandeur, significance
    • Antonyms are:
    • Smallness, unimportance
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Deduce
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    • to reach a logical conclusion
    Definition of Deduce
    • Deduce is a verb .
    • Synonyms are:
      • Understand, conclude
    • Antonyms are:
    • Doubt, not-believe
    • Deduce in a sentence.
    • I quickly deduced that I wouldn't be finding the pack where I left it.
    • From the crumbs on the floor and the dishes in the sink, I deduced the refrigerator had been raided.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Extrapolate
    Monday, February 14, 2011
    • to estimate a value that falls outside the range of known values.
    Definition of Extrapolate
    • Extrapolate is a noun .
    • Synonyms are:
      • Infer, predict, assume
    • Extrapolate in a sentence.
    • Since I can walk a mile in 20 minutes, I can extrapolate that I'll need 40 minutes to walk two miles.
    • Using the scientific method she extrapolated the answer.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Tempest
    Friday, February 11, 2011
    • a violent storm
    Definition of Tempest
    • Tempest is an adjective .
    • Synonyms are:
        • Commotion, chaos, uproar
    • Antonyms are:
        • Calm
    • Tempest in a sentence.
    • The town council handled the tempest over cuts to the school budget as well as could be expected.
    • The child made a tempest out of a teapot over the lack of ketchup for his french fries.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Stark
    Thursday, February 10, 2011
    • bleak, barren, harsh, desolate
    Definition of Stark
    • Stark is an adjective .
    • Synonyms are:
      • Bald, grim, plain, raw
    • Antonyms are:
      • Clothed, covered
    • Stark in a sentence.
    • This tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of drunk driving.
    • The oasis stands in stark contrast to the barren desert.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Mutation
    Wednesday, February 9, 2011
    • significant and basic alteration; change
    Definition of Mutation
    • Mutation is a noun .
    • Synonyms are:
        • Change, alteration, modification
    • Antonyms are:
        • Inaction, stagnation
    • Mutation in a sentence.
    • A mutation is a change in a DNA sequence.
    • It is believed that some foods fight cell mutation and fend off cancer.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Vacillate
    Tuesday, February 8, 2011
    • to shift back and forth; fluctuate, waver
    Definition of Vacillate
    • Vacillate is a verb .
    • Synonyms are:
      • Alternate, waver, pause
    • Antonyms are:
      • Remain, stay
    • Vacillate in a sentence.
    • His tendency to vacillate makes him a poor leader.
    • She vacillated in the cereal aisle due to the vast amount of choices.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Conflagration
    Monday, February 7, 2011
    • a large fire,
    • an inferno
    Definition of Conflagration
    • Conflagration is a noun .
    • Synonyms are:
    • Blaze, bonfire, burning
    • Conflagartion in a sentence.
    • The brave firefighter prevented the conflagration from worsening.
    • Due to the dry season many areas are prone to conflagration.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Rectify
    Friday, February 4, 2011
    • T o correct or “set something straight”
    Definition of Rectify
    • Rectify is a verb .
    • Synonyms are:
    • amend, repair, fix, reform
    • Antonyms are:
      • damage, ruin, worsen
    • Rectify in a sentence.
    • The problem was rectified with no damage being caused.
    • JoAnne tried to rectify her poor relationship with her son by spending more time with him.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Audacity
    Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • A bold or arrogant disregard of normal constraints
    Definition of Audacity
    • Audacity is a noun .
    • Synonyms are:
    • boldness, courage, nerve
    • Antonyms are:
    • care, caution, reserve,
    • Audacity in a sentence.
    • I cannot believe you had the audacity to deny me my right to enter the park.
    • He has a lot of audacity to defy his boss.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Propensity
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011
    • A tendency or an inclination toward
    Definition of Propensity
    • Proximity is a noun .
    • Synonyms are:
    • bias, leaning, bent, penchant
    • Antonyms are:
    • dislike, hate, disinclination
    • Propensity in a sentence.
    • Does the propensity to consume and enjoy junk food, increase or decrease with age?
    • During hot days, he had a propensity for walking around in just his shorts.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Inert
    Tuesday, February 1, 2011
    • motionless, slow to move or act, non-reactive
    Definition of Inert
    • Inert is an adjective .
    • Synonyms are:
      • dull, idle, sluggish, inactive
    • Antonyms are:
    • active, alive, moving
    • Inert in a sentence.
    • The book was so inert that I could imagine the author writing it half-asleep.
    • Slater decides to render the nuke inert by punching in the wrong code three times.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Prelude
    Monday, January 31, 2011
    • an introductory section or a movement of a work of music
    Definition of Prelude
    • Proximity is a noun .
    • Synonyms are:
      • introduction, preface, start
    • Antonyms are:
    • ending, epilogue
    • Prelude in a sentence.
    • In fact, debts are considered a prelude to the bad credit history.
    • The prelude to the concert was extremely funny, but was nothing like the show.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Beleaguer
    Friday, January 28, 2011
    • To worry, to torment
    Definition of Beleaguer
    • Beleaguer is a verb .
    • A verb indicates an action, an event, or a state.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Annoy, bother, persecute, tease
    • Beleaguer in a sentence.
    • The judge repeatedly cautioned the attorney not to beleaguer the witness.
    • The ticket office was beleaguered with requests for additional tickets to a sold out concert.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Sublime
    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    • Inspiring, noble
    Definition of Sublime
    • Sublime is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Grand, sacred, great, regal, magnificent
    • Sublime in a sentence.
    • You performed that music piece in a sublime manner.
    • The evening went from the sublime to the ridiculous, an hour-long piano recital followed by two hours of karaoke.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Catalyst
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011
    • A stimulus to bring about a change or event
    Definition of Catalyst
    • Catalyst is a noun .
    • A noun is a person, place, thing or abstract idea.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Spur, incentive, drive
    • Catalyst in a sentence.
    • The threat of detention was the catalyst for the student to return his library book.
    • High gasoline prices was one of the catalysts for the invention of hybrid cars.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Manifest
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    • As a verb: to make evident
    • As an adjective: obvious or clear
    Definition of Manifest
    • Manifest can be verb or an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • A verb indicates an action, an event, or a state.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Apparent, clear, distinct, visible
    • Manifest in a sentence.
    • Their sadness was manifest in their faces.
    • The ghost manifests on the same day each year.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Posterity
    Monday, January 24, 2011
    • for all succeeding
    • future generations
    Definition of Posterity
    • Posterity is a noun .
    • A noun is a person, place, thing or abstract idea.
    • Synonyms are:
    • Successors, offspring, heirs
    • Posterity in a sentence.
    • The old man wrote letters to his children for the sake of posterity .
    • The preamble of the constitution says we should secure liberty for ourselves and our posterity .
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Infallible
    Friday, January 21, 2011
    • F oolproof, reliable, dependable
    Definition of Infallible
    • Infallible is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • flawless, perfect, unfailing
    • Infallible in a sentence.
    • Going into the Superbowl with a 16-0 record, the 2007 New England Patriots seemed infallible.
    • Little children believe their parents are infallible.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Insidious
    Thursday, January 20, 2011
    • deceitful, treacherous
    Definition of Insidious
    • Insidious is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Dangerous, dishonest, slick
    • Insidious in a sentence.
    • The police uncovered an insidious plan to rob people of their life savings.
    • The stalker was insidious in his attempts to reach his victim and outwit the police.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Eclectic
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011
    • From a variety of different sources or styles
    Definition of Eclectic
    • Eclectic is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Assorted, mixed, diverse
    • Eclectic in a sentence.
    • Bruce Lee uses an eclectic style of martial arts; he uses different moves from many different styles of fighting.
    • I have an eclectic taste in music; I like opera, rap, jazz, swing, and rock and roll.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Cogent
    Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    • Convincing, reasonable
    Definition of Cogent
    • Cogent is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Compelling, persuasive, powerful, well-grounded
    • Cogent in a sentence.
    • The couch’s voice was cogent when he yelled at the player for missing the ball.
    • The attorney made a cogent argument to get his client an innocent verdict.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Euphemism
    Friday, January 14, 2011
    • The substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant
    Definition of Euphemism
  • Euphemism
    • Euphemism is a noun .
    • A noun is a person, place, thing or abstract idea.
    • Synonyms are:
      • understatement, rewording, synonym
    • Euphemism in a sentence.
    • You're not bald, you're just taller than your hair is a new euphemism for baldness.
    • We teach little children many euphemisms to be socially correct.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Infidel
    Thursday, January 13, 2011
    • One who holds no religious beliefs
    Definition of Infidel
    • Infidel is a noun .
    • A noun is a person, place, thing or abstract idea.
    • Synonyms are:
      • heathen, unbeliever, atheist
    • Infidel in a sentence.
    • The infidels were denied access to the place of worship.
    • Copernicus and Galileo were treated as infidels because of their work in astronomy.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Myriad
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011
    • As a noun: m ultitude,
    • As an adjective:
    • countless, innumerable
    Definition of Myriad
    • Myriad can be a noun or an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • countless, infinite, innumerable
    • Myriad in a sentence.
    • There is a myriad of fishes in the Pacific Ocean.
    • There are myriad planets in the universe.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Eloquence
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    • the ability to speak articulately with ease and confidence.
    Definition of Eloquence
    • Eloquence is a noun.
    • A noun is a person, place, thing or abstract idea.
    • Synonyms are:
      • dramatic, fluency, graceful
    • Eloquence in a sentence.
    • Martin Luther King captured his audience with his eloquence in delivering his speech.
    • The ballerina showed grace and eloquence in her dance.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Squander
    Monday, January 10, 2011
    • to spend or use
    • wastefully
    Definition of Squander
    • Squander is a verb.
    • A verb indicates an action, an event, or a state.
    • Synonyms are:
    • consume, misspend, waste
    • Squander in a sentence.
    • Some athletes lose it all by squandering their fame and fortune.
    • The Giants squandered their early lead and ended up losing the game against the Eagles.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Proximity
    Friday, January 7, 2011
    • Closeness.
    Definition of Proximity
    • Proximity is a noun .
    • A noun is a person, place, thing or abstract idea.
    • Synonyms are:
    • Nearness, adjacent
    • Proximity in a sentence.
    • People are attracted to the area by the proximity of several beaches.
    • I get nervous when I am in close proximity to breakable items.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Vigilant
    Thursday, January 6, 2011
    • watchful, attentive, alert
    Definition of Vigilant
    • Vigilant is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Wide-awake, sleepless, watchful
    • Vigilant in a sentence.
    • We remain vigilant against theft.
    • The soldier was vigilant at his post.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Fusion
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011
    • the blending or combining together of separate styles, ideas, or objects to create something new.
    Definition of Fusion
    • Fusion is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Union, blend, mixture
    • Fusion in a sentence.
    • Rock and roll is fusion music. It combines blues, gospel and country.
    • A cockapoo is a dog that fuses cocker spaniel with a poodle.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Laudable
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011
    • Worthy of
    • praise
    Definition of Laudable
    • Laudable is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Impressive, admirable, commendable
    • Laudable in a sentence.
    • Improving one’s grades is a laudable goal.
    • The fireman's actions in saving the animals was laudable .
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Sundry
    Monday, January 3, 2011
    • Various, different
    Definition of Sundry
    • Sundry is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Miscellaneous, several, assorted
    • Sundry in a sentence.
    • Walmart sells so many different items that it is the modern day sundry store.
    • Many women have a sundry of items in their purse.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Pervasive
    Thursday, December 23, 2010
    • widespread, prevalent
    Definition of Pervasive
    • Pervasive is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Widespread, common, inescapable
    • Pervasive in a sentence.
    • Electronic devices have become pervasive in our lives.
    • Television has a pervasive influence on our culture.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Fluctuate
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010
    • Vary or change
    Definition of Fluctuate
    • Fluctuate is a verb .
    • A verb indicates an action, an event, or a state.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Shift, change, rise and fall
    • Fluctuate in a sentence.
    • The price of gold fluctuated wildly last month.
    • My weight fluctuates around the holidays because there is so much food.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Copious
    Tuesday, December 21, 2010
    • Plentiful or abundant
    Definition of Copious
    • Copious is an adjective .
    • An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
    • Synonyms are:
      • Lavish, abundant, plentiful
    • Copious in a sentence.
    • The holiday blizzard produced a copious amount of snow.
    • She sat in the front row and took copious notes during the lecture.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Traverse
    Monday, December 20, 2010
    • To move over, across, or through.
    Definition of Traverse
    • Traverse is a verb .
    • A verb indicates an action, an event, or a state.
    • Synonyms are:
    • Cross, cover, cut across
    • Traverse in a sentence.
    • The Chevy Traverse car is a crossover that allows you to traverse highways safely.
    • The river traverses the county.
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Feign
    Friday, December 17, 2010
    • To pretend.
    Definition of Feign
    • Feign is a verb.
    • A verb indicates an action, an event, or a state.
    • Synonyms are:
    • Counterfeit, imitate, assume
    • Feign in a sentence.
    • She's only feigning , she isn't really ill.
    • Jessica feigned the fact that she had not done her homework .
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Deliberation
    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    • The act of careful consideration.
    Definition of Deliberation
    • Deliberation is a noun .
    • A noun is a person, place, thing or abstract idea.
    • Synonyms are:
    • Study, reflect, thought
    • Deliberation in a sentence.
    • After hours of deliberation , the council came to a decision.
    • She spoke to the audience with clarity and deliberation .
    • The Word of the day is:
    • Propagate
    Wednesday, December 15, 2010
    • To make something grow or increase.
    Definition of Propagate
    • Propagate is a verb .
    • A verb indicates an action, an event, or a state.
    • Synonyms are:
    • Spread, multiply, reproduce
    • Propagate in a sentence.
    • I supply full-grown plants, propagated from seed, cuttings or division.
    • This great civilization was propagated throughout the land
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