Words of the Week- September 27th

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Hi there! Here are five more words for the week courtesy of Merriam Webster!

morpheme; noun: a distinctive collocation of phonemes (such as the free form pin or the bound form -s of pins) having no smaller meaningful parts

Example Sentence: The word “laughed” is made up of two morphemes: “laugh” and the past-tense morpheme “-ed.”

timeless; adjective: having no beginning or end : eternal; not restricted to a particular time or date

Example Sentence: Fashion experts say that a black dress worn with a strand of pearls istimeless.

equinox; noun: either of the two points on the celestial sphere where the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic

Example Sentence: Though many in the U.S. and Canada consider summer to end on Labor Day, the autumnal equinox, which falls on September 22nd or 23rd (and the latter in 2015), marks the true beginning of autumn.

binary; adjective: consisting of two things or parts

Example Sentence: Brass is a binary alloy, having the two metallic elements copper and zinc.

peruse; verb: to examine or consider with attention and in detail : study

Example Sentence: Dmitri perused the menu while we waited for a table.

Come back next week for another set of words! Thanks for reading!


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