Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day & week – June 5

Word of the day

Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation:

  • lowdown
  • solmization
  • bass staff
  • dead load
  • hard-boiled
  • stick
  • torque
  • stanchions
  • nitride
  • stroke
  • Aeolus
  • sandstone
  • bedforms
  • twinge
  • rut
  • bucks
  • antlers
  • rift
  • rendering
  • stud
  • clam chowder

Words of the week

Original article

  • festoon
  • unhinged/dominate
  • lowlife/scum
  • bunker
  • aiding and abetting
  • Antedating: photo op

Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation:

  • penchant
  • decorative
  • distraught
  • heady
  • distempered
  • defection
  • propelled
  • remonstrance
  • extraneous
  • foul
  • filmy
  • scoria
  • molten
  • embankment
  • dugout
  • embrasures
  • therein
  • impious
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