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palmy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 31, 2020 is: palmy • PAH-mee  • adjective 1 : marked by prosperity : flourishing 2 : abounding in or bearing palms Examples: "The new breed of the Silicon Valley lived for work. They were disciplined to the…
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gamut

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 30, 2020 is: gamut • GAM-ut  • noun 1 : the whole series of recognized musical notes 2 : an entire range or series Examples: "Possibly the most interesting man-made structural material is reinforced concrete…. It is economical,…
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assail

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 29, 2020 is: assail • uh-SAIL  • verb 1 : to attack violently : assault 2 : to encounter, undertake, or confront energetically 3 : to oppose, challenge, or criticize harshly and forcefully 4 a : to trouble…
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empirical

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 28, 2020 is: empirical • im-PEER-uh-kul  • adjective 1 : originating in or based on observation or experience 2 : relying on experience or observation alone often without due regard for system and theory  3 : capable of…
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longueur

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 27, 2020 is: longueur • lawn-GUR  • noun : a dull and tedious passage or section (as of a book, play, or musical composition) — usually used in plural Examples: The otherwise crisp pacing of the movie is…
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homonymous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 26, 2020 is: homonymous • hoh-MAH-nuh-mus  • adjective 1 : ambiguous 2 : having the same designation 3 : of, relating to, or being homonyms Examples: "The Chelyabinsk meteorite became a media celebrity after the videos of its…
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instigate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 25, 2020 is: instigate • IN-stuh-gayt  • verb : to goad or urge forward : provoke Examples: "The big thing about effective advertising is that it uses data effectively to instigate behavior." — Nicole Ortiz, Adweek, 14 Apr.…
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xeriscape

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 24, 2020 is: xeriscape • ZEER-uh-skayp  • noun : a landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes water-conserving techniques (such as the use of drought-tolerant plants, mulch, and efficient irrigation) Examples: After the severe…
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shaggy-dog

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 23, 2020 is: shaggy-dog • shag-ee-DAWG  • adjective : of, relating to, or being a long-drawn-out circumstantial story concerning an inconsequential happening that impresses the teller as humorous or interesting but the hearer as boring and pointless; also…
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preen

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 22, 2020 is: preen • PREEN  • verb 1 of a bird : to groom with the bill especially by rearranging the barbs and barbules of the feathers and by distributing oil from the uropygial gland 2 :…