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histrionic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 10, 2020 is: histrionic • his-tree-AH-nik  • adjective 1 : deliberately affected : overly dramatic or emotional : theatrical 2 : of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater Examples: "How many water coolers, cocktail parties, and…
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bromide

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 9, 2020 is: bromide • BROH-myde  • noun 1 : a binary compound of bromine with another element or a radical including some (such as potassium bromide) used as sedatives 2 a : a commonplace or tiresome person…
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emulate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 8, 2020 is: emulate • EM-yuh-layt  • verb 1 a : to strive to equal or excel b : imitate; especially : to imitate by means of hardware or software that permits programs written for one computer to…
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sound

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 7, 2020 is: sound • SOWND  • adjective 1 a : free from injury or disease b : free from flaw, defect, or decay 2 a : solid, firm b : stable; also : secure, reliable 3 :…
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legerdemain

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 6, 2020 is: legerdemain • lej-er-duh-MAYN  • noun 1 : sleight of hand 2 : a display of skill and adroitness Examples: "An example of Mr. Northam's political legerdemain is his tax proposal, which avoided the minefields of income…
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deracinate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 5, 2020 is: deracinate • dee-RASS-uh-nayt  • verb 1 : uproot 2 : to remove or separate from a native environment or culture; especially : to remove the racial or ethnic characteristics or influences from Examples: The old-fashioned…
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aphelion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 4, 2020 is: aphelion • af-EEL-yun  • noun : the point farthest from the sun in the path of an orbiting celestial body (such as a planet) Examples: "Our planet reaches aphelion only once a year, and the…
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stentorian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 3, 2020 is: stentorian • sten-TOR-ee-un  • adjective : extremely loud Examples: "'Let it Be' … was uncannily similar to 'Bridge Over Troubled Water,' not only in sentiment, but even to its churchy flavor. 'They're both very gospely…
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obtain

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 2, 2020 is: obtain • ub-TAYN  • verb 1 : to gain or attain usually by planned action or effort 2 : to be generally recognized or established : prevail Examples: The experiment was designed to obtain more…
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farrago

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 1, 2020 is: farrago • fuh-RAH-goh  • noun : a confused mixture : hodgepodge Examples: "Combining these plots is a terrible idea for multiple reasons. One is simply logistical; the fusion turns two improbable but engaging stories into…