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We love inviting all of our kith [ˈkɪθ] and kin to family cookouts on holidays.
English Mar 20, 2023, 8:15 AM   cowpoke

The absence of hemlock pollen from one stretch of the fossil record is a notable lacuna [ləˈkunə] that suggests the tree may have once suffered from some type of blight that nearly wiped out the species.
English Mar 18, 2023, 9:57 AM   cowpoke

The crowd proudly shouted “Erin go bragh” in celebration of their Irish heritage.
English Mar 17, 2023, 11:04 AM   cowpoke

The columnist’s heterodox [ˈhɛtɚɹəˌdɑks] opinions on everything from dietary trends to the tax code made her a frequent lightning rod for criticism by the newspaper’s more old-fashioned readership.
English Mar 16, 2023, 8:30 AM   cowpoke

Only once the novel's protagonist reaches her nadir [ˈneɪˌdɪr] does she arouse the reader's empathy, and we root for her to climb back to respectability.
English Mar 15, 2023, 7:37 AM   cowpoke

Under normal circumstances, most of us can’t drop what we’re doing with zero notice, buy a last-minute airplane ticket, and just show up to gallivant [ˈɡæləˌvænt] across the country with someone we’re attracted to, without telling anyone where we are.
English Mar 14, 2023, 7:44 AM   cowpoke

Some consider (however ironically) french fries to be the apotheosis [əˌpɑθiˈoʊsəs] of U.S. cuisine.
English Mar 13, 2023, 7:48 AM   cowpoke

As an unrestricted free agent, [Azurá] Stevens can negotiate with any team when free agency begins in mid-January. She isn’t ready to divulge [dəˈvʌldʒ] what her expectations are for her future in the [WNBA] league, but she did say she will be testing the waters.
English Mar 12, 2023, 9:23 AM   cowpoke

In the Oscar-nominated film ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ a Chinese-American couple (played by Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan) with a failing laundromat face a tax audit, meeting a scrupulous [ˈskɹupjələs] agent (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) at an IRS office to review stacks of business receipts.
English Mar 11, 2023, 9:32 AM   cowpoke

Francesca, one of her former students, works tirelessly as Lydia’s factotum [fækˈtoʊtəm], amanuensis, and personal assistant, in the expectation of becoming her assistant conductor in Berlin.
English Mar 10, 2023, 8:52 AM   cowpoke

Scam artists often have an uncanny ability to ingratiate [ɪnˈɡɹeɪʃiˌeɪt] themselves with their victims using subtle flattery that only seems obvious in retrospect.
English Mar 9, 2023, 10:19 AM   cowpoke

Though five years apart in age, the two siblings are often in cahoots [kəˈhuts] when it comes to making mischief.
English Mar 8, 2023, 7:55 AM   cowpoke

Empowering Black and Indigenous-owned businesses, creating pathways for Black and Indigenous homeownership, and funding scholarships for Black and Indigenous scholars are all laudable [ˈlɔdəbəl] aims.
English Mar 7, 2023, 9:48 AM   cowpoke

The language of the play moves between the vernacular and the elevated, informed by the repartee [ˌɹɛpɚˈti] of TV sitcoms as well as by the poetry of William Blake.
English Mar 5, 2023, 9:09 AM   cowpoke

Being physically proximate [ˈpɹɑksəmət] to such an iconic work of art was surprisingly moving.
English Mar 4, 2023, 9:08 AM   cowpoke

With a tunnel of light haloing her from the outside, Brittney Parks is dressed like a ‘90s vixen in baggy jeans and an understated crop top, hair down past her waist, with perfect accessories that accentuate [ækˈsɛntʃəˌweɪt] her shine.
English Mar 3, 2023, 8:56 AM   cowpoke

There was a bit of a contretemps [ˈkɑntɹəˌtɑn] over the seating arrangements during wedding planning.
English Mar 2, 2023, 7:52 AM   cowpoke

[Argentinian soccer player Lionel] Messi is larger than life in Rosario, where a 226-foot fresco [ˈfɹɛskoʊ], the largest of many murals of the city’s favorite son, was painted on the side of a downtown apartment building.
English Mar 1, 2023, 8:18 AM   cowpoke

With a government as stultified [ˈstʌltəˌfaɪ] by bureaucracy as that one, even the simplest records request can take weeks.
English Feb 28, 2023, 7:49 AM   cowpoke

The old king whose rolling head got everything going wasn’t much of a monarch, just the type of ersatz [ˈɛrˌsɑts] ruler who crops up between the decline of one great kingdom and the rise of another.
English Feb 27, 2023, 8:19 AM   cowpoke