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heterodox

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 22, 2019 is: heterodox • HET-uh-ruh-dahks  • adjective 1 : contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion : unorthodox, unconventional 2 : holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines Examples: "His heterodox…
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fortitude

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 21, 2019 is: fortitude • FOR-tuh-tood  • noun : strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage Examples: "She showed fortitude in 2013, when the restaurant, known for its…
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expedite

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 20, 2019 is: expedite • EK-spuh-dyte  • verb 1 : to accelerate the process or progress of : speed up 2 : to execute promptly 3 : issue, dispatch Examples: To expedite the processing of your request, please…
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recondite

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 19, 2019 is: recondite • REK-un-dyte  • adjective 1 : difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend : deep 2 : of, relating to, or dealing with something little known or obscure 3 : hidden from…
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mot juste

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 18, 2019 is: mot juste • moh-ZHEWST  • noun : the exactly right word or phrasing Examples: "At best, thesauruses are mere rest stops in the search for the mot juste. Your destination is the dictionary." — John…
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carouse

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 17, 2019 is: carouse • kuh-ROWZ ("OW" as in 'cow')  • verb 1 : to drink liquor freely or excessively 2 : to take part in a drunken revel : engage in dissolute behavior Examples: Each fall the…
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officious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 16, 2019 is: officious • uh-FISH-us  • adjective 1 : volunteering one's services where they are neither asked nor needed : meddlesome 2 : informal, unofficial Examples: "There are too many yellow flags being thrown around the NFL.…
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white elephant

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 15, 2019 is: white elephant • WYTE-EL-uh-funt  • noun 1 : a property requiring much care and expense and yielding little profit 2 : an object no longer of value to its owner but of value to others…
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incongruous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 14, 2019 is: incongruous • in-KAHN-gruh-wus  • adjective : lacking congruity: as a : not harmonious : incompatible b : not conforming : disagreeing c : inconsistent within itself d : lacking propriety : unsuitable Examples: The sight…
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gambit

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 13, 2019 is: gambit • GAM-bit  • noun 1 : a chess opening in which a player risks one or more pawns or a minor piece to gain an advantage in position 2 a (1) : a remark…