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catch-22

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 13, 2020 is: catch-22 • KATCH-twen-tee-TOO  • noun 1 : a problematic situation for which the only solution is denied by a circumstance inherent in the problem or by a rule; also : the circumstance or rule that…
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yaw

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 12, 2020 is: yaw • YAW  • verb 1 a of a ship : to deviate erratically from a course (as when struck by a heavy sea); especially : to move from side to side b of an…
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malaise

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 11, 2020 is: malaise • muh-LAYZ  • noun 1 : an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness 2 : a vague sense of mental or moral…
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vivacious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 10, 2020 is: vivacious • vuh-VAY-shus  • adjective : lively in temper, conduct, or spirit : sprightly Examples: The host was a vivacious woman with a knack for making people feel comfortable. "Totoro, the story of two young…
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ferret

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 9, 2020 is: ferret • FAIR-ut  • verb 1 : to hunt game with ferrets 2 : to drive out of a hiding place 3 : to find and bring to light by searching — usually used with…
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beholden

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 8, 2020 is: beholden • bih-HOHL-dun  • adjective : being under obligation for a favor or gift : indebted Examples: "When the Second Continental Congress ratified the final text of this Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776,…
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midriff

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 7, 2020 is: midriff • MID-riff  • noun 1 : the mid-region of the human torso : midsection 2 a : a section of a garment that covers the midriff b : a garment that exposes the midriff…
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grubstake

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 6, 2020 is: grubstake • GRUB-stayk  • verb : to provide with material assistance (such as a loan) for launching an enterprise or for a person in difficult circumstances Examples: "Kimbro, on the other hand, traveled widely, still…
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demure

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 5, 2020 is: demure • dih-MYOOR  • adjective 1 : reserved, modest 2 : affectedly modest, reserved, or serious : coy Examples: "Her demure demeanor belies the inner Goth girl who once hung out with Mötley Crue and Ozzy…
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aficionado

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 4, 2020 is: aficionado • uh-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh  • noun : a person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a usually fervently pursued interest or activity : devotee Examples: Mickey's brother, an aficionado of jazz, was a regular at the…