Author: Ken Saunders

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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.…
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posthaste

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 5, 2019 is: posthaste • POHST-HAYST  • adverb : with all possible speed Examples: "You must leave posthaste," Virginia theatrically admonished her guests, "or you'll miss your ferry!" "These goats show almost nothing of the skittishness that we…
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sobriquet

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 4, 2019 is: sobriquet • SOH-brih-kay  • noun : a descriptive name or epithet : nickname Examples: "As a member of Congress, he voted against so many bills that he earned the 'Dr. No' sobriquet…." — Ben Terris,…
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fraught

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 3, 2019 is: fraught • FRAWT  • adjective 1 : full of or accompanied by something specified — used with with 2 : causing or characterized by emotional distress or tension : uneasy Examples: "Ruth didn't think of…
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dilapidated

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 2, 2019 is: dilapidated • duh-LAP-uh-day-tud  • adjective : decayed, deteriorated, or fallen into partial ruin especially through neglect or misuse Examples: Although extensive renovations would be needed to convert the dilapidated warehouse into apartments, Sam still thought…
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apocryphal

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 1, 2019 is: apocryphal • uh-PAH-kruh-ful  • adjective 1 : of doubtful authenticity : spurious 2 often capitalized Apocryphal : of or resembling the Apocrypha Examples: "The first official sighting of the creature dates from 1912, although apocryphal…
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phantasm

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 31, 2019 is: phantasm • FAN-taz-um  • noun 1 : a product of fantasy: as a : delusive appearance : illusion b : ghost, specter c : a figment of the imagination 2 : a mental representation of…
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respite

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 30, 2019 is: respite • RESS-pit  • noun 1 : a period of temporary delay 2 : an interval of rest or relief Examples: The station's meteorologist had predicted that the bad weather would continue throughout the week…
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lackadaisical

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 29, 2019 is: lackadaisical • lak-uh-DAY-zih-kul  • adjective : lacking life, spirit, or zest : languid Examples: "What used to be a bar with barely passable food, boring décor and lackadaisical service has a new incarnation. Everything has…
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undulate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 28, 2019 is: undulate • UN-juh-layt  • verb 1 : to form or move in waves : fluctuate 2 : to rise and fall in volume, pitch, or cadence 3 : to present a wavy appearance Examples: "He…