June 29th, 2019

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Word of the Day 06/29/19 Undulate

Undulate (verb, adjective)
undulate [ verb uhn-juh-leyt, uhn-dyuh-, -duh-; adjective uhn-juh-lit, -leyt, uhn-dyuh-, -duh- ]


verb (used without object), un·du·lat·ed, un·du·lat·ing.
1. to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement: The flag undulates in the breeze.
2. to have a wavy form or surface; bend with successive curves in alternate directions.
3. (of a sound) to rise and fall in pitch: the wail of a siren undulating in the distance.

verb (used with object), un·du·lat·ed, un·du·lat·ing.
4. to cause to move in waves.
5. to give a wavy form to.

adjective
6. Also un·du·lat·ed. having a wavelike or rippled form, surface, edge, etc.; wavy.

RELATED FORMS
un·du·la·tor, noun
non·un·du·late, adjective
non·un·du·lat·ing, adjective

RELATED WORDS
wobble, billow, swell, flow, surge, swing, ripple, wave, heave, roll, oscillate

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Origin: 1650–60; < Latin undulātus waved, equivalent to und(a) wave + -ul(a) -ule + -ātus -ate

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Word Wars

I'm playing catch up with my goal this month, so if anyone is facing the same or just wants to get some extra words in by the end of the month, I'll be running word wars today from 2-4pm CDT. Come in for a round or stay for the whole session, let's make some words.

Schedule:
2:00 - 2:25 Round One
2:30 - 2:55 Round Two
3:05 - 3:30 Round Three
3:35 - 4:00 Round Four

Final word counts:
Dreamy - 1682
cmk418 - 900
sharpiesgal - 189

That's 2771 we didn't have when we started!