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Old 06-12-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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June 13, 2008

durable • \DUR-uh-bul\ • adjective
: able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration


1. The sofa is made of a pretty, but durable fabric that I hope will last for years.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:17 PM   #2
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They have quite a durable friendship to have known each other for so long.
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fortitude • \FOR-tuh-tood\ • noun
: strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage



Due to the hot weather, the road race was more a test of fortitude than of athletic ability.
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She had the fortitude to persevere when all the odds were against her and all appeared to be lost.

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Ever since her 39th birthday she had been exhibiting a brazen fortitude.

Belatedly: Male cows are so durable because their skins are made of leather.

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Even though her daughter has a terminal illness, her fortitude is amazing.
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jeopardize • \JEP-er-dyze\ • verb
: to expose to danger or risk : imperil

"I'm not willing to jeopardize my friendship with Camille by lying to her," said Luis.
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How could someone jeopardize their lives, and the lives of others, by driving while drunk?
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Altho smoking may jeopardize my health, I find it impossible to quit. ( I don't really smoke, yuck! )
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Attempting to connect the spots on the large, carnivorous feline could jeopardize one's life.
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My brother chose to jeopardize his relationship with his son, by cancelling the plans they had together for Father's Day.

















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The Word of the Day for June 16, 2008 is:

obeisance • \oh-BEE-sunss\ • noun

1 : a movement of the body made in token of respect or submission : bow
2 : acknowledgment of another's superiority or importance : homage



The people paid obeisance to their god by kneeling at the shrine.
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She winked the navel of her alluring belly at him to signify her blind obeisance.
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A Japanese Geisha is trained in the ancient tradition of obeisance.
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During his obeisance to the queen, he heard his pants rip.
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ramshackle • \RAM-shak-ul\ • adjective

1 : appearing ready to collapse : rickety
2 : carelessly or loosely constructed


The properties were separated by a ramshackle wooden fence that was just barely held together with chicken wire.
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The ramshackle appearance of the shop belied the wondrous treasures to be found inside.
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We walked across the ramshackled wooden foot bridge holding our breath and hoping we did not fall into the water.
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His puns and double entendres, while ramshackle, lack a lot of boom.
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The Clampetts lived in a ramshackle cabin before Jed struck oil.
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scavenger • \SKAV-un-jer\ • noun

1 : one who collects or salvages garbage or junk
2 : an organism that typically feeds on refuse or carrion


Scavengers took the broken lamp that I left on the curb last night.
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I just participated in a global scavenger hunt for World Wide Knit In Public Day on June 14 and it was so much fun!
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