prepone \pree-PON\ (verb) - To advance a date or appointment.
"We don't have any appointments for a later date; could we prepone your present appointment a week?"
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undervote \EHN-dehr-vot\ (noun) - A ballot missing one or more votes for specific offices that (usually) do not invalidate voting for other offices on the same ballot.
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eke \eek (verb) - To increase, supplement, to fill out; to barely gain even through hard work. ("Eke" is eke an archaic adverb meaning "also.")
"After dating her for seven years, Johnson could eke very...Read More
atrabilious \ae-treh-BI-li-ehs\ (adjective) - Peevishly gloomy; melancholic in the original sense of the word and exhibiting a proclivity for hypochondria.
"Don't waste your jokes on Jacobsen, as that ...Read More
immanent \I-meh-nehnt\ (adjective) - 1 : Permanently in-dwelling, inherent. 2 : Mental, subjective, residing in the mind only. Antonym: transcendent "beyond human knowledge."
"Steven felt that he might be ...Read More
unique \yu-NEEK\ (adjective) - Sole, one of a kind, without equal or match.
"Going out with Mary Ellen to the county sausage-eating contest was an almost unique experience in my life."
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