Word a Day

  1. bailiwick
    • 1: the office or jurisdiction of a bailiff
    • 2: a special domain

    *Since the organixation of the office party is Rhonda's bailiwick you'll have to let her know if you plan to bring a guest with you
  2. troubadour
    • 1: a lyric poet of musician who performed in southern France and northern Italy in the 11th through 13th centuries
    • 2: a singer especially of folk songs

    *The small coffeehouse includes a performance space wheretroubadors from all over can come to play music for the other patrons
  3. companionable
    Marked by, conducive to, or suggestive of companionship : sociable

    *Despite his reputation, Brad turned out to be a companionable roommate and we got along well together
  4. Paucity
    • 1: smallness of numbers : fewness
    • 2: smallness of quantity : dearth

    *The paucity of customers coming to our restaurant during its first month of business may be an indication that we need to do more advertising
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