Author: Ken Saunders

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guttersnipe

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 23, 2020 is: guttersnipe • GUTT-er-snype  • noun 1 : a young vagabond : an outcast boy or girl in the streets of a city 2 : a person of the lowest moral or economic station Examples: "He…
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adduce

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 22, 2020 is: adduce • uh-DOOSS  • verb : to offer as example, reason, or proof in discussion or analysis Examples: "She was tranquil, yet her tranquility was evidently constrained; and as her confusion had before been adduced…
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dorsal

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 21, 2020 is: dorsal • DOR-sul  • adjective 1 : relating to or situated near or on the back especially of an animal or of one of its parts 2 : situated out of or directed away from…
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visage

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 20, 2020 is: visage • VIZ-ij  • noun 1 : the face, countenance, or appearance of a person or sometimes an animal 2 : aspect, appearance Examples: "But aside from the visage of Grumpy Cat—who may not have…
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quotidian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 19, 2020 is: quotidian • kwoh-TID-ee-un  • adjective 1 : occurring every day 2 a : belonging to each day : everyday b : commonplace, ordinary Examples: "Disability technology can be so quotidian that nondisabled users don't even…
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obverse

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 18, 2020 is: obverse • AHB-verss  • noun 1 : the side of a coin or currency note bearing the chief device and lettering; broadly : a front or principal surface 2 : a counterpart having the opposite orientation…
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homologate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 17, 2020 is: homologate • hoh-MAH-luh-gayt  • verb : sanction, allow; especially : to approve or confirm officially Examples: For the discus thrower's record to be counted as official, the equipment she used needs to be homologated by…
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futile

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 16, 2020 is: futile • FYOO-tul  • adjective 1 : serving no useful purpose : completely ineffective 2 : occupied with trifles : frivolous Examples: "Austin Rivers … played a role in the fourth-quarter comeback attempt that proved…
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kiln

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 15, 2020 is: kiln • KILN  • noun : an oven, furnace, or heated enclosure used for processing a substance by burning, firing, or drying Examples: The art studio has purchased a kiln and now offers courses in…
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benefic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 14, 2020 is: benefic • buh-NEF-ik  • adjective : producing good or helpful results or effects : beneficent Examples: "A broad range of biological effects has been attributed to aromatic plants and their components…. There are many reports…