Urbane (adj)

It’s the Word of the Day at Merriam-Webster today, so here is a context clues worksheet on the adjective urbane. It means “notably polite or polished in manner.” You probably won’t be surprised to hear that Merriam-Webster offers suave as a synonym.

This is not, I guess, a frequently used word in English. But it does show up in educated discourse, particularly in periodicals and newspapers. In any event, whether one teaches urbane or suave, the concept of “notably polite or polished in manner” is one students ought to have a word to represent.

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