Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day & week – July 3

Word of the day

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

  • spin-off
  • pronto
  • birdsong
  • ken
  • uptick
  • apprehension
  • twittering
  • arcane
  • golfese
  • quantitative
  • squinting
  • cross-eyed
  • repute
  • dungarees
  • lovestruck
  • gruff
  • brooding
  • mealy
  • spelt
  • fodder
  • medley
  • conquest
  • rink
  • herald
  • byword
  • uncannily
  • churchy
  • gospely
  • zeitgeist

Words of the week

  • Independence Day
  • Bounty
  • Lone ranger
  • Irregardless

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

  • inconstant
  • avowed
  • western
  • callow
  • arriviste
  • besmirches
  • asshead
  • ninnyhammer
  • schnook
  • Johnny-come-lately
  • bewhiskered
  • but
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