Author: Ken Saunders

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hallowed

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 1, 2020 is: hallowed • HAL-oad  • adjective 1 : holy, consecrated 2 : sacred, revered Examples: "The first thing one learns in attending concerts of classical music is never to applaud between movements. Doing so, we are…
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wraith

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 31, 2020 is: wraith • RAYTH  • noun 1 a : the exact likeness of a living person seen usually just before death as an apparition b : ghost, specter 2 : an insubstantial form or semblance :…
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truculent

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 30, 2020 is: truculent • TRUCK-yuh-lunt  • adjective 1 : aggressively self-assertive : belligerent 2 : scathingly harsh : vitriolic 3 : feeling or displaying ferocity : cruel, savage 4 : deadly, destructive Examples: Warren's truculent demeanor made him unpleasant…
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rue

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 29, 2020 is: rue • ROO  • verb : to feel penitence, remorse, or regret for Examples: "He rued his small feet, which turned inwards ever so slightly. When standing still, he always had to remember to turn his feet…
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Cassandra

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 28, 2020 is: Cassandra • kuh-SAN-druh  • noun 1 : a daughter of Priam endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed 2 : one that predicts misfortune or disaster Examples: "They have rented…
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dexterous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 27, 2020 is: dexterous • DEK-strus  • adjective 1 : mentally adroit and skillful : clever 2 : done with mental or physical skill, quickness, or grace : done with dexterity : artful 3 : skillful and competent…
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repine

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 26, 2020 is: repine • rih-PYNE  • verb 1 : to feel or express dejection or discontent : complain 2 : to long for something Examples: "All his journeys were ruggedly performed; for he was always steadfast in…
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emissary

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 25, 2020 is: emissary • EM-uh-sair-ee  • noun 1 : one designated as the agent of another : representative 2 : a secret agent Examples: "America has a long tradition of deploying political emissaries. They can have the…
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sophomoric

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 24, 2020 is: sophomoric • sahf-MOR-ik  • adjective 1 : conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature 2 : lacking in maturity, taste, or judgment Examples: Judd's behavior at the party was sophomoric, but I've…
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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…