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Word of the Day via Captivate

This week's challenges come via Captivate.


Oleaginous
[adjective]
1. of or relating to oil. oily, greasy
2. falsely or smugly earnest; unctuous: oleaginous flattery

Pleach
[transitive verb]
1. to plait or interlace (branches or vines, for example), especially in making a hedge or an arbour
2. to shade or border with interlaced branches or vines

Copestone
[noun]
1. a capstone, a stone for coping
2. a finishing touch, or crowning achievement

Gerrymander
[transitive verb]
1. to manipulate voting boundaries to one's political advantage
[noun]
1. the act, process, or an instance of gerrymandering
2. a district or configuration of districts differing widely in size or population because of gerrymandering

Acumen
[noun]
1. quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight

Adumbrate
[transitive verb]
1. to give a sketchy outline of
2. to prefigure indistinctly; foreshadow
3. to disclose partially or guardedly
4. to overshadow; shadow or obscure

Coruscate
[intransitive verb]
1. to give forth flashes of light; sparkle and glitter: diamonds coruscating in the candlelight
2. to exhibit sparkling virtuosity: a flutist whose music coruscated throughout the concert hall
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