august
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(pronounced aw-GUST)

This one’s not capitalized, so don’t confuse it with what resides between July and September. When you see this word with a little “a” it’s an adjective meaning inspiring awe and having a presence of grandeur, noble dignity, and stateliness.

EXAMPLE: Despite her diminutive frame, the elderly woman – who was regarded as one of the founders of the modern design industry – had such an august aura about her that the audience almost held their breath when she stepped onto the stage.