Monday, Feb. 25, 2002
Charisma: (Kuh RIZ muh) noun; a magical-seeming ability to attract followers or inspire loyalty.
Sentence: The glamorous presidential candidate had a lot of charisma; voters follwed him blindly.
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002
Circumscribe: (SUR kum skrybe) verb; to draw a line around ; to set the limits; to retrict.
Sentence: The Constituation of the United States clearly circumscribes the restrictions that can be placed on our personal freedoms.
Wednesday, Feb.27, 2002
Civil: (SIV ul) adjective; polite; civilized; courteous.
Sentence: Our dinner guests were quite civil as they patiently waited for dinner, which was served two hours late.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002
Coherent: (koh HEER unt) adjective: holding together; making sense.
Sentence: My English teacher wanted a coherent explanation for my lack of respect and poor behavior during the field trip.
Friday, March 1, 2002
Collusion: (kuk LOO zhun) noun; conspiracy; secret cooperation.
Sentence: The French judge was charged with collusion after she awarded the gold meal to the Russian figure skating pair.