Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day & week – June 12

Word of the day

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

  • caprice
  • whim
  • shudder
  • hedgehog
  • spine
  • overlord
  • climax
  • stout
  • ballad
  • lithe
  • nimble
  • supple
  • dazed
  • cheapie
  • courtly love
  • folk music
  • mystique
  • damsel
  • charger
  • meister
  • raspy
  • heartland
  • bard
  • contemn
  • dictum
  • feigned
  • in one’s tracks
  • trustee

Words of the week

  • Antebellum
  • Provocateur/antifa
  • Intimate
  • Bad/rotten apple
  • Antedating: Solidarity

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

  • avert
  • secede
  • float
  • ethylene
  • scab
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