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vilipend

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 11, 2020 is: vilipend • VIL-uh-pend  • verb 1 : to hold or treat as of little worth or account : contemn 2 : to express a low opinion of : disparage Examples: As a women's rights movement pioneer, Susan…
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troubadour

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 10, 2020 is: troubadour • TROO-buh-dor  • noun 1 : one of a class of lyric poets and poet-musicians often of knightly rank who flourished from the 11th to the end of the 13th century chiefly in the…
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lissome

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 9, 2020 is: lissome • LISS-um  • adjective 1 a : easily flexed b : characterized by easy flexibility and grace : lithe 2 : nimble Examples: "A couple of images haunt me from this 'West Side Story,' and both…
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gest

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 8, 2020 is: gest • JEST  • noun 1 : a tale of adventures; especially : a romance in verse 2 : adventure, exploit Examples: "The best authentic source of Robin Hood stories is the late medieval poem…
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advocate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 7, 2020 is: advocate • AD-vuh-kayt  • verb : to support or argue for (a cause, policy, etc.) : to plead in favor of Examples: "During quarantine, teachers are broadcasting lessons from their own homes and figuring out…
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capricious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 6, 2020 is: capricious • kuh-PRISH-us  • adjective : governed or characterized by caprice : impulsive, unpredictable Examples: "Like all great children's writers, [Jacqueline] Wilson and [E.] Nesbit understood how strange and capricious children could be…." — Guy Lodge, Variety, 4…
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rendition

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 5, 2020 is: rendition • ren-DISH-un  • noun : the act or result of rendering something: such as a : a performance or interpretation of something b : depiction c : translation d : surrender; specifically, US law…
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posture

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 4, 2020 is: posture • PAHSS-cher  • verb 1 : to cause to assume a given posture : pose 2 : to assume a posture; especially : to strike a pose for effect 3 : to assume an…
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compunction

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 3, 2020 is: compunction • kum-PUNK-shun  • noun 1 a : anxiety arising from awareness of guilt b : distress of mind over an anticipated action or result 2 : a twinge of misgiving : scruple Examples: "A…
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eolian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 2, 2020 is: eolian • ee-OH-lee-un  • adjective : borne, deposited, produced, or eroded by the wind Examples: The park is known for its eolian caves—chambers formed in sandstone cliffs by powerful winds. "If an extremely tenuous atmosphere…