Author: Ken Saunders

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brusque

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 7, 2021 is: brusque • BRUSK  • adjective 1 : markedly short and abrupt 2 : blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness Examples: "'Where are you getting all this?' Dinah asked, drawing…
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hoosegow

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 6, 2021 is: hoosegow • HOOSS-gow  • noun US, informal + humorous : jail Examples: "Lee Young-ae stars as a woman released from prison after serving time for a murder she didn't commit; no sooner is she out…
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reputation

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 5, 2021 is: reputation • rep-yuh-TAY-shun  • noun 1 a : overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general b : recognition by other people of some characteristic or ability 2 : a place in public esteem…
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hare

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 4, 2021 is: hare • HAIR  • verb : to go swiftly : tear Examples: "I was just in time to see a feller in motorcycle gear pull away from the wire and run down the street. The…
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moxie

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 3, 2021 is: moxie • MAHK-see  • noun 1 : energy, pep 2 : courage, determination 3 : know-how Examples: "On offense, the Giants need more speed, more talent, more explosive plays, more creativity, more power, more moxie.…
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pertain

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 2, 2021 is: pertain • per-TAYN  • verb 1 a (1) : to belong as a part, member, accessory, or product  (2) : to belong as an attribute, feature, or function (3) : to belong as a duty…
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wigged-out

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 1, 2021 is: wigged-out • WIGD-OUT  • adjective : mentally or emotionally discomposed : upset, crazy Examples: "The idea that you might take a television drama very seriously is accepted now.… The difference with Buffy was that the…
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foist

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 31, 2021 is: foist • FOIST  • verb 1 a : to introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant b : to force another to accept especially by stealth or deceit 2 : to pass off as genuine…
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diffident

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 29, 2021 is: diffident • DIF-uh-dunt  • adjective 1 : hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence 2 : reserved, unassertive 3 archaic : distrustful Examples: Always diffident and soft-spoken, Tony did not raise any objection…
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alacrity

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 30, 2021 is: alacrity • uh-LAK-ruh-tee  • noun : promptness in response : cheerful readiness Examples: "Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart. And while the late steamer Big Missouri…