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2Word: exhort Definition: to urge with argument or strong advice; plead earnestlyPart of Speech: verbLink: argumentDerivatives: exhorts,exhorted, exhortingSentence: He tried to exhort the bag away from him with a huge argument to distract him.
3Word: flamboyant Definition: very showy; strikingly bold Part of Speech: adjectiveLink: ostrichDerivative: flamboyantlySentence: The ostrich was so flamboyant when he put his wings up to show off.
4Word: foible Definition: a minor weakness or character flaw; a minor faultin behaviorPart of Speech: nounLink: sword guildDerivative: foiblesSentence: The sword guild thrives on foibles, minor weaknesses, to take advantage of their opponents. A foible is also a part of the sword between the middle and the point.
5Word: innocuous Definition: harmless; inoffensive Part of Speech: adjectiveLink: innocuous,harmless dogDerivatives: innocuously,innocuousnessSentence: Goldie my innocuous, harmless dog looks so peaceful here with the flowers around her head.
6Word: magnanimous Definition: noble in mind and spirit; especially generous inforgivingPart of Speech: adjectiveLink: extremelygenerousDerivatives: magnanimously,magnanimousnessSentence: The football player used his status in a magnanimous way. He was extremely generous in donating his extra time to working with the orphanages.
7Word: masochist Definition: a person who gains satisfaction from sufferingphysical or psychologicalpainPart of Speech: nounLink: Houdini:magician ormasochist?Derivative: masochistsSentence: Was Houdini a magician or a masochist? Did he just enjoy inflicting pain on himself, or what?
8Word: meticulous Definition: extremely careful and exact; showing greatattention to detailsPart of Speech: adjectiveLink: meticuloushousekeepersDerivatives: meticulously,meticulousnessSentence: The meticulous housekeepers had to get every speck of dust or they could not relax and enjoy the day.
9Word: rancor Definition: intense hatred or ill will; long-lasting resentmentPart of Speech: nounLink: ill willDerivative:Sentence: The rancor between the Capulets and the Montagues resulted in the death of their children: Romeo and Juliet. There had been ill-will in their families for as long as anyone could remember.
10Word: recrimination Definition: an accusation made in response to an accuser;counterchargePart of Speech: nounDerivative: recriminationsLink: responsiveaccusationSentence: Igor made a responsive accusation when he gave Dr. Frankenstein the normal brain on Christmas morning. Dr. Frankenstein was filled with recrimination for the rude gift.
11Word: repugnant Definition: offensive; distasteful; repulsive Part of Speech: adjectiveDerivative: repugnantlyLink: obnoxious grubSentence: On “Fear Factor” you never know what type of repugnant stunt or type of obnoxious grub they will make you eat!