April 9, 2013
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Extraneous

This week’s “Word of the Week” is extraneous.  According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, extraneous is an adjective that means “not forming a vital part” or “irrelevant.”  Extraneous can also mean “not having to do with the matter at hand” (The … Continue reading

February 20, 2013
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Cogent

This week’s “Word of the Week” is cogent.  According to Webster’s College Dictionary, cogent is an adjective that means “convincing” or “believable.”  Additionally, The Merriam-Webster Thesaurus defines cogent as “having the power to persuade” and as synonymous with “compelling,” “conclusive,” … Continue reading

February 13, 2013
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Scant

This week’s “Word of the Week” is scant.  According to Webster’s College Dictionary, scant is an adjective that means “barely sufficient in amount or quantity” or “meager.”  Similarly, The Merriam-Webster Thesaurus notes that scant means “less plentiful than what is … Continue reading

December 13, 2012
by Angela
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Word of the Week: Fortitude

Today’s “Word of the Week” is fortitude.  According to Webster’s College Dictionary, fortitude is a noun that means “mental and emotional strength in facing adversity, danger, or temptation courageously.”  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary similarly defines fortitude as “strength of mind that … Continue reading