Word of the Day: hellion

Pronunciation: [HEL-yuhn]

Definition(s): a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  The show, Beyond Scared Straight, takes hellions and gives them a realistic view of jail.

Synonyms: instigator, troublemaker, rascal

Antonyms: angel

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Word of the Day: porpoise

Pronunciation: [PAWR-puhs]

Definition(s): to move forward with a rising and falling motions

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: The speedboat porpoised through waves as the drug runners attempted to evade the Coast Guard.

Synonyms: oscillate, wobble

Word of the Day: percipient

Pronunciation: [per-SIP-ee-uhnt]

Definition(s): perceiving or capable of perceiving

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: interpreters are some of the most percipient people with how the understand and translate foreignmessages.

Synonyms: attentive, cognizant, discerning, responsive

Antonyms: ignorant, senseless, unaware

Word of the Day: cull

Pronunciation: [kuhl]

Definition(s): to choose; select; pick.

2. to collect; gather; pluck

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence: Parents typically receive a Christmas list, then cull which gifts to buy from the pool of options.

Synonyms: choose, extract, take