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

Word of the day incontrovertible argot parse louche farrago obtain stentorian 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 … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day & week – June 26

Word of the day envisage masterful crux fraternize gourmand omnipotent yokel Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: barbecue summarily verdict gaslighting whitewashing hijack commonplace communal unwitting PSA heartily satiation gourmet slobbering helpings foodie … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day & week – June 19

Word of the day whodunit divagate bellwether null harangue conflate stalwart Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: pundit dot remake meanders spirited briskly lair deck contempt dues alike loquacious cornerback retort accentuated serviceable … Continue reading

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

Word of the day capricious advocate gest lissome troubadour vilipend fictitious 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 … Continue reading

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

Word of the day gamut palmy stiction eolian compunction posture rendition 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 … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 29

The words: shaggy-dog xeriscape instigate homonymous longueur empirical assail Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: long-drawn-out circumstantial inconsequential punch line crisscrossing waltz mulch xerophilous perennial stalks tubular hummingbirds goad hoodlums dubious underhanded foment … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 22

The words: bodacious malapropism exiguous disabuse neoteric cowcatcher preen Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: jousting horseback cockney strumming buttocks buttresses scanty petty skimpy obituaries revile newfangled smirk outfitted boxcar mashup lumbered barbs … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 15

The words: decoupage indomitable aggrandize flotsam pelagic refulgence stymie Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: lacquer varnish coach yearning bent castaway seaborne buoy merganser cormorant bait fish school juncture offshore peep faintyhearted burgeoning … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 8

The words: gratuitous politesse collimate lorn quintessence truckle verboten Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: legalese abstruse rife pen (verb) bereft shrill expound forebear s’more garner obsequious countrymen pulp sardonic worldly divorcee (pronunciation) … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 1

The words: nabob promulgate zephyr garnish disingenuous emblem appellation Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: slumps prowl fetes snap eulogized playwrights sobriquet knuckleball knuckler verses slanderer thistle sculpted (pronunciation) winegrower sniveling cravenly befitting … Continue reading

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