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  • March 27, 2017

    DESTITUTE (Adjective) –des-tuh-toot – extremely poor; utterly lacking

    The Salvation Army bell-ringers collect money for the poor, destitute homeless population at Christmas.


    March 28, 2017

    ABRUPT (Adjective)- a-brupt- broken off; happen suddenly

    Sam didn't tell many people what he was planning to do, so when he did announce his plans to move to another city, it seemed abrupt.


    March 29, 2017

    GRATIS (Adjective)- grat-is- out of kindness or favor; free

    The principal’s gratis distribution of funds allowed the school to acquire the technology needed.


    March 30, 2017

    INGRATIATE (Verb)-in-grey-shee-eyt- to establish (oneself or someone else) in the favor or good graces of someone

    The con artist hoped to ingratiate himself into the wealthy widow’s life in order to swindle her fortune.


    March 31, 2017

    DETRIMENTAL (Adjective)-det-re-men-tal- causing damage or harm

    Drugs are detrimental to a person’s health and well-being.