Author: Ken Saunders

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white elephant

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 15, 2019 is: white elephant • WYTE-EL-uh-funt  • noun 1 : a property requiring much care and expense and yielding little profit 2 : an object no longer of value to its owner but of value to others…
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incongruous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 14, 2019 is: incongruous • in-KAHN-gruh-wus  • adjective : lacking congruity: as a : not harmonious : incompatible b : not conforming : disagreeing c : inconsistent within itself d : lacking propriety : unsuitable Examples: The sight…
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gambit

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 13, 2019 is: gambit • GAM-bit  • noun 1 : a chess opening in which a player risks one or more pawns or a minor piece to gain an advantage in position 2 a (1) : a remark…
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bruit

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 12, 2019 is: bruit • BROOT  • verb : report, rumor — usually used with about Examples: "Analysts have bruited about the notion that Comcast and Disney might team up and divide Fox's assets to prevent a drawn-out…
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armistice

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 11, 2019 is: armistice • AHR-muh-stus  • noun : temporary stopping of open acts of warfare by agreement between the opponents : truce Examples: The Korean War ended with an armistice signed in July of 1953, though a permanent…
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teleological

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 10, 2019 is: teleological • tel-ee-uh-LAH-jih-kul  • adjective : exhibiting or relating to design or purpose especially in nature Examples: "The standard story about mass printing is a story of linear, teleological progress. It goes like this: Before…
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aphorism

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 9, 2019 is: aphorism • AF-uh-riz-um  • noun 1 : a concise statement of a principle 2 : a terse formulation of a truth or sentiment : adage 3 : an ingeniously terse style of expression Examples: "Michael…
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lyric

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 8, 2019 is: lyric • LEER-ik  • adjective 1 a : suitable for singing to the lyre or for being set to music and sung b : of, relating to, or being drama set to music; especially :…
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espouse

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 7, 2019 is: espouse • ih-SPOWZ  • verb 1 : marry 2 : to take up and support as a cause : become attached to Examples: "Tradition associates [the period of the Lyrid meteor showers] with the Chinese…
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chilblain

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 6, 2019 is: chilblain • CHIL-blayn  • noun : an inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure (as of the feet or hands) to cold Examples: "If you thought chilblains only belonged in 19th century novels, think again.…