February 17, 2019

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  • disparage May 25, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 25, 2019 is: disparage • \dih-SPAIR-ij\  • verb 1 : to depreciate by indirect means (such as invidious comparison) : to speak slightingly about 2 : to lower in rank or reputation : degrade Examples: "In the early 1990s the president of newly independent Estonia gave a speech in […]
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  • apposite May 24, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 24, 2019 is: apposite • \AP-uh-zit\  • adjective : highly pertinent or appropriate : apt Examples: Before sending the final draft of his novel to his editor, Lyle searched for an apposite quotation that could serve as the book's epigraph. "He brings to the story a modern intelligence, […]
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  • scavenger May 23, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 23, 2019 is: scavenger • \SKAV-un-jer\  • noun 1 chiefly British : a person employed to remove dirt and refuse from streets 2 : one that scavenges: such as a : a garbage collector b : a junk collector c : a chemically active substance acting to make […]
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  • peer-to-peer May 22, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 22, 2019 is: peer-to-peer • \PEER-tuh-PEER\  • adjective : relating to, using, or being a network by which computers operated by individuals can share information and resources directly without relying on a dedicated central server Examples: "PayPal announced a new mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platform called PayPal.me, which […]
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  • pungle May 21, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 21, 2019 is: pungle • \PUNG-gul\  • verb 1 : to make a payment or contribution of (money) — usually used with up 2 : pay, contribute — usually used with up Examples: Residents have been pungling up to send their little league team to the national championship; […]
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  • remittance May 20, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 20, 2019 is: remittance • \rih-MIT-unss\  • noun 1 a : a sum of money remitted b : an instrument by which money is remitted 2 : transmittal of money (as to a distant place) Examples: "PayPal has everything it needs to send money to friends or family […]
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  • coin of the realm May 19, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 19, 2019 is: coin of the realm • \KOYN-uv-thuh-RELM\  • noun phrase 1 : the legal money of a country 2 : something valued or used as if it were money in a particular sphere Examples: The coin of the realm changes from one country to the next, […]
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  • tenacious May 18, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 18, 2019 is: tenacious • \tuh-NAY-shus\  • adjective 1 a : not easily pulled apart : cohesive b : tending to adhere or cling especially to another substance 2 : persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired 3 : retentive Examples: Once Linda has […]
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  • palimpsest May 17, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 17, 2019 is: palimpsest • \PAL-imp-sest\  • noun 1 : writing material (such as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased 2 : something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface Examples: "Among those handwritten manuscripts are […]
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  • countermand May 16, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 16, 2019 is: countermand • \KOUNT-er-mand\  • verb 1 : to revoke (a command) by a contrary order 2 : to recall or order back by a superseding contrary order Examples: "Although the Special Counsel regulations may not permit the Acting Attorney General to countermand certain decisions made by the […]
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