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WORD OF THE DAY. IMPALE PARAPHRASE MICROCOSM REPRISAL COMMUNIQUE COMMODIOUS REPUDIATE KINDRED RECANT JOSTLE. IMPALE (V). Impale: to pierce with a sharp object Synonyms: skewer

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word of the day

WORD OF THE DAY

IMPALE PARAPHRASE

MICROCOSM REPRISAL

COMMUNIQUE COMMODIOUS

REPUDIATE KINDRED

RECANT JOSTLE

impale v
IMPALE (V)
  • Impale: to pierce with a sharp object
  • Synonyms: skewer
  • The alternating chunks of meat and vegetables were impaled on the skewer before being placed on the grill.
microcosm n
MICROCOSM (N)
  • Microcosm: A small or miniature world; a world unto itself.
  • Synonyms: small ecosystem
  • Advertisers use to say that Peoria, IL was a

microcosm of the entire country.

communique n
COMMUNIQUE (N)
  • Communique: An official report, usually sent in haste.
  • Synonym: report, notification
  • The company hastily released a communiqueto state that they would reimburse everyone who had purchased faulty products.
repudiate v
REPUDIATE (V)
  • Repudiate : To refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid; To reject or disown.
  • Synonym: renounce, refute, reject

The student’s claim that his homework had been devoured by his dog was repudiated by his teacher.

recant v
RECANT (V)
  • Recant: To formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure.
  • Synonyms: retract, renounce, repudiate
  • Ryan hastily recanted his claim that his mother was not attentive enough, after she burst into tears and lamented that her job kept her continuously busy and overworked.
paraphrase v
PARAPHRASE (v)
  • Paraphrase: To express the same message in different words.
  • Synonyms: rephrase, reword

When Dale paraphrased a passage from a book and did not cite it, his teacher lowered his grade for plagiarizing.

reprisal n
REPRISAL (N)
  • Reprisal: a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime.
  • Synonyms: retaliation, revenge
  • The ambush was a reprisal for an earlier defeat.
commodious adj
COMMODIOUS (ADJ)
  • Commodious: large and roomy
  • Synonyms: roomy, spacious
  • It was a commodious building suitable for conventions.
kindred adj
KINDRED (ADJ)
  • Kindred: Having the same belief, attitude, or feeling. (2)Associated by origin, nature, qualities. (3) Related by birth or descent.
  • Synonyms: related, congenial

The friends sensed in each other a kindred spirit.

jostled v
JOSTLED (V)
  • Jostled: to bump against, push, or elbow roughly or rudely, (2) to drive or force by pushing or shoving, (3) to contend with:
  • Synonyms: push, bump, elbow

The policeman tried not to jostle those attending the fair.