Word of the Week

Introduce a "Word of the Week" that helps meeting participants increase their vocabulary.


Here is a list of sample words:

Auspicious: (adj) showing or suggesting that future success is likely

Euphoria: (n) a feeling of great happiness

Aplomb: (n) complete and confident composure

Copacetic: (adj) very satisfactory

Zonked: (adj) very exhausted

Ameliorate: (v) to make better; improve

Audacious: (adj) daring bold, extremely original

Ebullient: (adj) having or showing liveliness and enthusiasm

Iteration: (n) repetition

Beholden: (adj) being under obligation for a favor

Umbra: (n) a shaded area

Refractory: (adj) resisting control or authority: stubborn, unmanageable

Categorical: (adj) absolute, unqualified

Prudent: (adj) cautious; discreet

Insubstantial: (adj) lacking material form or substance

Habituate: (v) make psychologically or physically used

Bantering: (adj) cleverly amusing in tone

Retrospective: (adj) concerned with or related to the past

Endearment: (n) the act of showing affection

Agog: (adj) highly excited

Iota: (n) a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

Rendezvous: (n) a meeting planned at a certain time and place

Nexus: (n) the means of connection between things linked in series

Thematic: (adj) relating to or constituting a topic of discourse

Epic: (adj) very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary

Bevy: (n) a flock of birds; large gathering

Acme: (n) the highest point

Bawdy: (adj) humorously vulgar

Anomalous: (adj) deviating from the general or common order

Consort: (v) keep company with

Prologue: (n) an introduction to a play

Escapade: (n) any carefree episode

Assuage: (v) ease, lessen pain

Opulent: (adj) luxurious, sleek, affluent

Verity: (n) truth, fact, reality

Elicit: (v) draw out by discussion

Adroit: (adj) clever, skillful, dexterous

Tenacious: (adj) holding fast

Disparity: (n) difference

Optimal: (adj) best

Schism: (n) division, split

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