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Engender (verb) Definition: 1. to create or give rise to; 2. to make children. Engender is often used in business discourse as a more sophisticated way of saying “create” or “bring about.” Example Sentences: –...

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Eccentric (adjective) Definition:  1. unconventional or unusual; 2. not having a common center Eccentric is also a noun, meaning “an unusual person.” When thinking of the word eccentric, think of “center” and remember that it...

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Viscous (adjective) Definition: sticky, thick, and not flowing very well (said of a liquid) Example Sentences: – I am a beekeeper and what surprised me is that sunflower honey is more viscous than lavender honey....

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Proximity (noun) Definition: The quality of being near or close together. Proximity is used when describing how near things are to each other and is most often used when referring to distance or time. You...

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Insolvent (adjective) Definition: Unable to pay off debts–bankrupt Insolvent is derived from the Latin in solventem, which means “not paying.” Insolvent denotes the inability to pay off debts. The noun insolvency refers to a lack...

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Arbitrary (adjective) Definition: 1.based on individual discretion and preference; 2. chosen or determined at random; 
3. in law, based on the decision of a particular judge or court rather than accordance with any rule or...

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Larceny (noun) Definition: the act of stealing someone’s property. Larceny is generally used as a legal charge for stealing. Most states break the charge into degrees of larceny that range from petty to grand. Example...

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Connote (verb) Definition: 1. to imply something additional to the literal meaning of something; 2. to imply a condition or consequence When ideas are connoted, they are not directly stated, but rather implied. Some words...

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