Author: Ken Saunders

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macabre

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 31, 2020 is: macabre • muh-KAHB  • adjective 1 : having death as a subject : comprising or including a personalized representation of death 2 : dwelling on the gruesome 3 : tending to produce horror in a…
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gist

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 30, 2020 is: gist • JIST  • noun 1 : the ground of a legal action 2 : the main point or part : essence Examples: I didn't catch every word, but I heard enough to get the…
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allege

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 29, 2020 is: allege • uh-LEJ  • verb 1 : to assert without proof or before proving 2 : to bring forward as a reason or excuse Examples: The lawsuit alleges that the company knew about the faulty…
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diligent

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 28, 2020 is: diligent • DIL-uh-junt  • adjective : characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort : painstaking Examples: After many hours of diligent research, the students were ready to compile their results. "Being informed and diligent is…
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parvenu

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 27, 2020 is: parvenu • PAHR-vuh-noo  • noun : one that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it Examples:…
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sublimate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 26, 2020 is: sublimate • SUB-luh-mayt  • verb 1 : to pass or cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state 2 : to divert the expression of (an instinctual desire or impulse) from its…
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lackluster

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 25, 2020 is: lackluster • LAK-luss-ter  • adjective : lacking in sheen, brilliance, or vitality : dull, mediocre Examples: In spite of its owner's hard work, the coffee shop was forced to close due to lackluster sales. "Say…
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euphoria

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 24, 2020 is: euphoria • yoo-FOR-ee-uh  • noun : a feeling of well-being or elation Examples: "In February 2014, Xenia gave birth to their daughter, Ella. Ben still recalls the euphoria of watching the nurse place their newborn…
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outlandish

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 23, 2020 is: outlandish • out-LAN-dish  • adjective 1 : of or relating to another country : foreign 2 a : strikingly out of the ordinary : bizarre b : exceeding proper or reasonable limits or standards 3…
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nurture

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 22, 2020 is: nurture • NER-cher  • verb 1 : to supply with nourishment 2 : educate 3 : to further the development of : foster Examples: The mayor pushed for tax credits for small businesses as a…
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