Author: Ken Saunders

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retinue

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 26, 2019 is: retinue • RET-uh-noo  • noun : a group of retainers or attendants Examples: "The Handkerchief Prince was trailed by a retinue of 40 or so Japanese media members, complete with satellite trucks." — Anthony Rieber,…
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sempiternal

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 25, 2019 is: sempiternal • sem-pih-TER-nul  • adjective : of never-ending duration : eternal Examples: "For those who don't ride public transit and for most of their adulthoods travel via automobile between a few tightly curated situations ...…
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billingsgate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 24, 2019 is: billingsgate • BIL-ingz-gayt  • noun : coarsely abusive language Examples: A steady stream of billingsgate could be heard coming from my brother's room as he tried to recover the files lost when his computer crashed. …
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jilt

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 23, 2019 is: jilt • JILT  • verb : to cast off or reject (someone, such as a lover) capriciously or unfeelingly Examples: "A Georgia court ruled that a man who jilted his fiancée is liable for $50,000…
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heterodox

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 22, 2019 is: heterodox • HET-uh-ruh-dahks  • adjective 1 : contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion : unorthodox, unconventional 2 : holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines Examples: "His heterodox…
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fortitude

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 21, 2019 is: fortitude • FOR-tuh-tood  • noun : strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage Examples: "She showed fortitude in 2013, when the restaurant, known for its…
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expedite

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 20, 2019 is: expedite • EK-spuh-dyte  • verb 1 : to accelerate the process or progress of : speed up 2 : to execute promptly 3 : issue, dispatch Examples: To expedite the processing of your request, please…
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recondite

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 19, 2019 is: recondite • REK-un-dyte  • adjective 1 : difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend : deep 2 : of, relating to, or dealing with something little known or obscure 3 : hidden from…
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mot juste

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 18, 2019 is: mot juste • moh-ZHEWST  • noun : the exactly right word or phrasing Examples: "At best, thesauruses are mere rest stops in the search for the mot juste. Your destination is the dictionary." — John…
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carouse

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 17, 2019 is: carouse • kuh-ROWZ ("OW" as in 'cow')  • verb 1 : to drink liquor freely or excessively 2 : to take part in a drunken revel : engage in dissolute behavior Examples: Each fall the…