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cadence n. Rhythmical flow of words or movement.

Cadence typically referes to music or poetry, but can also be found in speeches, dance, and marching (as in “military cadence, the famous sing-song used by soldiers when marching or jogging.”)

Pronounced kay-dense

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confluence n. A flowing together, as in streams, or a confluence of events.

Pronounced con-flew-ens

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vindicate v. To prove true; to justify or defend, so as to clear one’s name.
Vindicate, vindictive, and vengeance all have the same Latin root word — vindex, an avenger. 
Pronounced vin-deh-kate

vindicate v. To prove true; to justify or defend, so as to clear one’s name.

Vindicate, vindictive, and vengeance all have the same Latin root word — vindex, an avenger.

Pronounced vin-deh-kate

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bier n. A stand on which a coffin rests before burial.

Pronounced beer.

Do not confuse bier with beer. It leads to an embarrassing funeral.

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acrimony n. Bitter speech or disposition.

Acrimony has many causes, but a lack of money can be one of them.

Pronounced ak-reh-moh-nee

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