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Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Bellicose.

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Share This.Bellicose (Pronounced: bel•li•kos)→ Adjective.: a) favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars. Example: “A bellicose hockey players who always seem to spend more time fighting than playing.”

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Abate.

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Share This.Abate (Pronounced: uh•bayt)→ Verb.: a) to put an end to. b) to reduce in degree or intensity. Example: “Someone please call security so they can abate this nuisance.”

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Trouvaille.

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Share This.Trouvaille (Pronounced: trü•vī)→ Noun.: a) a lucky find : windfall. Example: ”I found $20 on the sidewalk this morning, quite the trouvaille.“

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Mancipation.

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Share This.Mancipation (Pronounced: man•si•pay•shun)→ Noun.: a) the act of enslaving. b) involuntary servitude. Example: ”The mancipation of African Americans was a popular theme in the early stages of America.“

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Malady.

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Share This.Malady (Pronounced: mal•uh•dee)→ Noun.: a) a disease or disorder of the animal body. b) an unwholesome or disordered condition. Example: ”Today’s generation is suffering from some unknown malady, one that you can’t quite put your finger on.“

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Impresario.

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Share This.Impresario (Pronounced: im•pruh•sahr•ee•oh,•sair•)→ Noun.: a) a person who organizes or manages public entertainments, especially operas, ballets, or concerts. b) any manager, director, or the like.. Example: ”These were performed in St. Petersburg in 1909 and heard by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev.“

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Embonpoint.

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Share This.Embonpoint (Pronounced: ahn•bon•pwan)→ Noun.: a) plumpness of person. b) stoutness. Example: ”clothes for women who may be inclined to embonpoint but who still want to look stylish.“

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Idiopathic.

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Share This.Idiopathic (Pronounced: idio•pa•thik)→ Adjective.: a) arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause b) peculiar to the individual. Example: ”He has been known to display some idiopathic behavior.“

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Debunk.

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Share This.Debunk (Pronounced: Dee•bunk)→ Transitive Verb.: a) to expose the sham or falseness of. Example: ”The article debunks the notion that life exists on Mars.“

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Codswallop.

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Share This.Codswallop (Pronounced: kod•swahl•up)→ Noun.: a) Nonsense. Example: ”That is a load of codswallop.“