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    Serendipity:

    The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

    In a sentence:
    • Nature has created wonderful serendipity.
    Pronunciation: ser·en·dip·i·ty

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    Aberration:
    • Something that differs from the norm.
    In a sentence:
    • In 1974, Poland won the World Cup, but the success turned out to be an aberration, and Poland hasn't won a World Cup since.
    Pronunciation: a·br·ei·shn
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    Effusive:
    • Excessively demonstrative.
    In a sentence:
    • The towns effusive protest resulted in vandalism to many local businesses.
    Pronunciation: uh·fyoo·suhv
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    Pragmatic:
    • Concerned with practical matters.
    In a sentence:
    • Jeremy seemed quite pragmatic when I discussed his rankings with him; his SERP went from #4 to #16.
    Pronunciation: prag·ma·tuhk
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    Immensely:
    • To a great extent; extremely.
    In a sentence:
    • The bank approving me for the loan helped immensely; I can now pay off my mortgage.
    Pronunciation: uh·men·slee
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    interesting post's OP always fun here on BHW
     
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    Capricious:
    • Determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity.
    In a sentence:
    • My friend display of capricious actions are frequent; he decides he's not coming here even though he's already on the way.
    Pronunciation: kuh·pri·shuhs
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    Benevolent:
    • Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding.
    In a sentence:
    • I was benevolent towards my friend's loss of her mother; I contributed to funeral costs.
    Pronunciation: buh·neh·vuh·luhnt
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    One of my favourite words is; ambivalent
     
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    Ambivalent:
    • Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
    In a sentence:
    • The MOD felt ambivalent about overturning the infraction due to the member's extensive history of warnings.
    Pronunciation: am·bi·vuh·luhnt
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    Anthropogenic:
    • Caused by human intervention.
    In a sentence:
    • Global warming is a anthropogenic global crisis.
    Pronunciation: an·thruh·puh·jeh·nuhk
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    Effete:
    • Over-refined.
    In a sentence:
    • The gold we panned was so effete it was 24-carat pure.
    Pronunciation: uh·feet
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    Credulity:
    • Readiness to believe.
    In a sentence:
    • Since going broke, Tom's credulity made him susceptible to get-rich-quick schemes.
    Pronunciation: kruh·doo·luh·tee
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    How do I pronounce such a complex and elegenant word?
     
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    Which word are you referring to?

    You can always Google search "word + pronunciation" and there will be an audio clip.
     
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    Effete, whenever I try pronounce it "uh-feet" I sound a bit like a dumb person saying "uhhhhhhhhhhh feet?" I think am doing it wrong.
     
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    Acrimony:
    • A rough and bitter manner.
    In a sentence:
    • The republican and democrats understanding each others views could reduce acrimony between the parties during the voting process of the new senate bill.
    Pronunciation: a·kruh·mow·nee
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    lol but what do we do with these words ?
     
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    If I need to answer that this isn't the thread for you.
     
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    Bellicose:
    • People who are aggressive and even willing to fight over an issue.
    In a sentence:
    • The bellicose politicians didn't engage in a pleasant-to-hear debate; they were argumentative during the entire session.
    Pronunciation: beh·luh·kows
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