Word of the Day: picayune

Pronunciation: [pik-ee-YOON, pik-uh-]

Definition(s): of little value or account; small; trifling:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Many people consider pennies to be picayune and throw them away.

Synonyms: minor, puny, slight, inconsequential

Antonyms: broad, immense, comprehensive 

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Word of the Day: preponderant

Pronunciation: [pri-PON-der-uh nt]

Definition(s):  superior in weight, force, influence, numbers, etc.; prevailing:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Having a degree is a preponderant factor when jobs consider possible candidates of employment.

Synonyms: dominant, significant

Antonyms: insignificant, trivial, petty

Word of the Day: saltation

Pronunciation: [sal-TEY-shuh n]

Definition(s):

a dancing, hopping, or leaping movement.
2.an abrupt movement or transition.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Food often makes people do a happy dance, so  Danielle performed a saltation when she tasted the lasagna.

synonyms: bounce, skip,

antonyms: —

Word of the Day: taradiddle

Pronunciation: [tar-uh-DID-l]

Definition(s): a small lie; fib.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Since Tim had only cleaned half of his room, he told a taradiddle when he replied yes to his mother asking if he had done his daily chore.

synonyms: tale, white lie, story

antonyms: truth, non fiction

Word of the Day: antithesis

Pronunciation: [an-TITH-uh-sis]

Definition(s): opposition; contrast:
2.the direct opposite

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  The antithesis of right is wrong, as the antithesis of left is right.

synonyms: inverse, counter,

antonyms: same, similar

Word of the Day: impetus

Pronunciation: [IM-pi-tuhs]

Definition(s): a moving force; impulse; stimulus:

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Justin’s running nose served as an impetus for him to go purchase tissue.

synonyms: motivation, catalyst, impulse, incitement, stimulant

antonyms: block, hindrance, inhibitor

Word of the Day: opulent

Pronunciation: [OP-yuh-luhnt]

Definition(s):  wealthy, rich, or affluent.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Due to old age, the incorrigible elderly man believed his way was the right way, because he’s always done it that way

Synonyms: abundant, copious,

Antonyms: economic, small. poor

Word of the Day: incorrigible

Pronunciation: [in-KAWR-i-juh-buhl]

Definition(s):  impervious to constraints or punishment; willful; unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child; incorrigible hair.
2.firmly fixed; not easily changed:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Due to old age, the incorrigible elderly man believed his way was the right way, because he’s always done it that way

Synonyms: hardened. uncorrectable, disobedient

Antonyms: fickle, manageable, obedient

Word of the Day: braggart

Pronunciation: [BRAG-ert]

Definition(s): a person who does a lot of bragging .

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Last year John won the chess tournament, so as this year’s tournament approaches he been the biggest braggart.

synonyms: egotist, boaster, showoff, bigmouth, hotshot

antonyms: —

Word of the Day: coterie

Pronunciation: [KOH-tuh-ree]

Definition(s): a group of people who associate closely
2. an exclusive group; clique

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Tim, Tom, and John have been best friends since kindergarten, which makes them a coterie

synonyms: circle, band, clique, crew, gang

antonyms: —