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.

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