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STERN
adjective

PRONOUNCED:
stərn

MEANING:
serious and unrelenting, especially in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline.

IN A SENTENCE:
“The employers looked stern as they cut their workers’ wages.”

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IRK
verb

PRONOUNCED:
ərk

MEANING:
To irritate; annoy

IN A SENTENCE:
“The presidential candidate’s stance on unions irks me”

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HAGGARD
adjective

PRONOUNCED:
ˈhaɡərd

MEANING:
having a gaunt, wasted, or exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion, or anxiety; worn

IN A SENTENCE:
“Before the labor movement brought us the weekend, haggard workers could be seen everywhere. Scott Walker looks pretty haggard today after a late night spent ruining the middle class.”

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GLYPH
noun

PRONOUNCED:
ɡlif

MEANING:
a hieroglyphic character or symbol; a pictograph

IN A SENTENCE:
“Don Cherry and Craig Sager’s wardrobes contain many glyphs”

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