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Today’s word is: MALAISE

Pronounced: ma-laise

Meaning: A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

Synonyms: melancholy, anxiety, depression, disquiet

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Today’s word is: COMMISERATION

Pronunciation: com-mis-er-a-tion

Meaning: Sympathy and sorrow for the misfortune of others

Synonyms: sympathy, pity, consolation, comfort

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Today’s word is: COCKSURE

Pronunciation: cock-sure

Meaning: presumptuously or arrogantly confident.

Synonyms: arrogant, conceited, patronizing, haughty

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Today’s word is: CIRCUMLOCUTION

Pronunciation: cir-cum-lo-cu-tion

Meaning: The use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive.

Synonyms: redundancy, repetition, indirectness, verbiage

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Today’s word is: CHIVALRY

Pronunciation: chiv-al-ry

Meaning: The qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy and a readiness to help the weak.

Synonyms: boldness, heroism, courage, fairness

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Today’s Word is: CHICANERY

Pronunciation: chi-can-er-y

Meaning: the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose

Synonyms: trickery, deception, dishonesty, fraud

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Today’s word is: CANTANKEROUS

Pronunciation: can-tan-ker-ous

Meaning: bad-tempered, argumentative and uncooperative

Synonyms: grumpy, ill-tempered, irritable, testy

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Today’s word is: BUMPTIOUS

Pronunciation: bump-tious

Meaning: self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree

Synonyms: conceited, arrogant, self-important, cocky

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Today’s word is: BUOYANT

Pronounced: buoy-ant

Meaning: To be cheerful and optimistic

Synonyms: sprightly, joyful, carefree, blithe, vivacious

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Today’s word is: BUCOLIC

Pronounced: bu-col-ic

Meaning: Relating to the pleasant aspect of country life and the countryside

Synonyms: rustic, rural, countryside, agricultural

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