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(pronounced KA-dray or KAH-dree or KAH-dreh) This is a slippery little word because it can denote both an individual within a group and the group itself. More specifically, the aforementioned group is made up of people unified by some

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(pronounced kant) Can too! Sans apostrophe, this combination of letters loses the meaning “can not.” No, this transitive verb means to tilt or set an angle. Add an “ed” to the end and it turns into an adjective describing

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(pronounced keh-PIH-chah-layt) This is a fancy word to say to give in or to yield. If you capitulate, then you acquiesce to another or a group, ceasing to resist to accept their actions, opinions, or way of thinking. Example: Even

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(pronounced keh-PREE-shehs) You never want to be described as capricious, as it means changing suddenly and repeatedly, often in behavior or temperament and frequently in an unreasonable or illogical manner. Example: After just two months working with her most recent

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(pronounced KAR-bohn FUT-prihnt) A popular term that has nothing to do with leaving sooty scuffmarks on your grandmother’s cream-colored carpet. This virtual footprint is a bit less tangible in that you can’t take a Polaroid of it for evidence

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(pronounced karp) Out by its lonesome self, your first impression of “carp” most likely focuses on its definition as a fish. However, this schizophrenic word is also a verb meaning to find fault, irritably complain, or raise trivial objections

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(pronounced kart BLAHNSH) A French term that literally translates into “blank document”, but it means full discretionary power. Example: In her absence, the executive gave her personal assistant carte blanche to select finishes and furniture for her office.