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desolate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 26, 2021 is: desolate • DESS-uh-lut  • adjective 1 : devoid of inhabitants and visitors : deserted 2 : joyless, disconsolate, and sorrowful through or as if through separation from a loved one 3 a : showing the…
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bumbershoot

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 25, 2021 is: bumbershoot • BUM-ber-shoot  • noun : umbrella Examples: "Actually, it may be time to dig out the underused bumbershoot from the back of your closet.… According to Bagnall, these balmy days may be over for a…
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chouse

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 24, 2021 is: chouse • CHOWSS  • verb : cheat, trick Examples: In Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, the miserable Mr. Cruncher fumes, "If I ain't … been choused this last week into as bad luck…
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gadfly

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 23, 2021 is: gadfly • GAD-flye  • noun 1 : any of various flies (such as a horsefly, botfly, or warble fly) that bite or annoy livestock 2 : a person who stimulates or annoys other people especially…
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heliacal

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 22, 2021 is: heliacal • hih-LYE-uh-kul  • adjective : relating to or near the sun — used especially of the last setting of a star before and its first rising after invisibility due to conjunction with the sun…
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felicitate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 10, 2021 is: felicitate • fih-LISS-uh-tayt  • verb 1 archaic : to make happy 2 a : to consider happy or fortunate b : to offer congratulations to Examples: "Recently, the United Nations recognised Sasmita’s [Sasmita Lenka, a…
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luminary

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 9, 2021 is: luminary • LOO-muh-nair-ee  • noun 1 : a person of prominence or brilliant achievement 2 : a body that gives light; especially : one of the celestial bodies Examples: "[Lloyd] Richards, a luminary who, with the…
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pivot

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 8, 2021 is: pivot • PIV-ut  • noun 1 : a shaft or pin on which something turns 2 a : a person, thing, or factor having a major or central role, function, or effect b : a key player or…
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meticulous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 7, 2021 is: meticulous • muh-TIK-yuh-lus  • adjective : marked by extreme or excessive care in the consideration or treatment of details Examples: "He wasn't much for drafting legislation, but Eliot was meticulous about royal etiquette, which included getting all…