**Word of the Day- Gravitas (n)- 1) Seriousness; solemnity of manner or demeanor. “When she walked into the room, her attitude of gravitas quickly quieted down the class.”
2) Weightiness; substance. “Their laughing attitude directly contrasted with the gravitas of the situation.”
**Word of the Day- Gnathonic (adj)- Sycophantic; flattering; fawning; obsequious; toadying.
“When she put on her gnathonic personality, he wanted to throw up because it was so not her usual vibrant, independent personality.”
**Word of the Day- Lucubrate (v)- 1) To clarify and add details, usually in a learned way by the written word; illustrate. “She lucubrated her radical ideas further in a series of magazine articles.”
2) To study, write or work with great effort over night. “During finals, the entire third floor of the dorm lucubrated the entire night.”
**Word of the Day- Elucubrate (v)- To write, produce, or compose, by working long and diligently, usually at night; study.
“Her best time to elucubrate was between 2:00AM and 6:00 AM.”
**Word of the Day- Abecedarian (n)- 1) Someone new to a field learning the rudiments of a subject; novice. “Kindergarteners are abecedarians to the written language and to reading.”
2) A 16th Century sect that refused to learn to read because they felt the Holy Spirit would give them understanding of the Bible. “The remaining Abecedarians had a real disdain for human knowledge.”
(adj)- Arranged in alphabetical order. “To make it easier for beginning readers, their sight words were arranged in abecedarian order.”