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  • misnomer August 21, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 21, 2019 is: misnomer • \miss-NOH-mer\  • noun 1 : the misnaming of a person in a legal instrument 2 a : a use of a wrong or inappropriate name b : a wrong name or inappropriate designation Examples: "When you see flashes along the horizon on a […]
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  • ethereal August 20, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 20, 2019 is: ethereal • \ih-THEER-ee-ul\  • adjective 1 a : of or relating to the regions beyond the earth b : celestial, heavenly c : unworldly, spiritual 2 a : lacking material substance : immaterial, intangible b : marked by unusual delicacy or refinement c : suggesting […]
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  • brandish August 19, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 19, 2019 is: brandish • \BRAN-dish\  • verb 1 : to shake or wave (something, such as a weapon) menacingly 2 : to exhibit in an ostentatious or aggressive manner Examples: Michael appeared before the town council brandishing a petition signed by 500 people asking the town to […]
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  • hiatus August 18, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 18, 2019 is: hiatus • \hye-AY-tus\  • noun 1 a : a break in or as if in a material object : gap b biology : a gap or passage in an anatomical part or organ 2 a : an interruption in time or continuity : break; especially […]
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  • tortuous August 17, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 17, 2019 is: tortuous • \TOR-chuh-wus\  • adjective 1 : marked by repeated twists, bends, or turns : winding 2 a : marked by devious or indirect tactics : crooked, tricky b : circuitous, involved Examples: "What a cast! A tsunami of lawyers, such as William Evarts, Benjamin […]
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  • satiate August 16, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 16, 2019 is: satiate • \SAY-shee-ayt\  • verb : to satisfy (a need, a desire, etc.) fully or to excess Examples: After eating three pieces of pie and one of cake at the potluck, Jamie's sweet tooth was finally satiated. "While the battles between Shazam and his arch […]
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  • miscible August 15, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 15, 2019 is: miscible • \MISS-uh-bul\  • adjective : capable of being mixed; specifically : capable of mixing in any ratio without separation of two phases Examples: Oil and water are not miscible—if you pour oil in a glass of water, it will float to the top.  "Although […]
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  • garniture August 14, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 14, 2019 is: garniture • \GAHR-nih-cher\  • noun 1 : embellishment, trimming 2 : a set of decorative objects (such as vases, urns, or clocks) Examples: "Above the fireplace: a scene of a cow jumping over the moon, in an elaborate gilt frame. On the mantle below, we […]
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  • smite August 13, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 13, 2019 is: smite • \SMYTE\  • verb 1 : to strike sharply or heavily especially with the hand or an implement held in the hand 2 a : to kill or severely injure by so striking b : to attack or afflict suddenly and injuriously 3 : to cause […]
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  • plaintive August 12, 2019
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 12, 2019 is: plaintive • \PLAYN-tiv\  • adjective : expressive of suffering or woe : melancholy Examples: "Dean Nicholson was pedaling up a hill in Bosnia … when he heard a plaintive meow. He looked over his shoulder. In the lambent December light, he saw a gray-and-white kitten […]
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