Author: Ken Saunders

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redound

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 7, 2019 is: redound • rih-DOWND  • verb 1 : to have an effect for good or ill 2 : to become transferred or added : accrue 3 : rebound, reflect Examples: "When no one is an expert,…
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amaranthine

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 6, 2019 is: amaranthine • am-uh-RANTH-un  • adjective 1 a : of or relating to an amaranth b : undying 2 : of a pinkish or rosy red color Examples: "At 37-years-old, most players accept they have reached…
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divulge

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 5, 2019 is: divulge • dih-VULJ  • verb : to make known (something, such as a secret) Examples: "Mita Shah, a former marketing statistician, was once a devoted customer of this strip-mall parlor—so devoted that, one day in…
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futhark

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 4, 2019 is: futhark • FOO-thahrk  • noun : the runic alphabet : any of several alphabets used by the Germanic peoples from about the 3rd to the 13th centuries Examples: "The oldest inscriptions in the futhark were found in…
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pursy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 3, 2019 is: pursy • PER-see  • adjective 1 : having a puckered appearance 2 : proud because of one's wealth especially in the absence of other distinctions : purse-proud Examples: "There was a picture of a pale…
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sawbones

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 2, 2019 is: sawbones • SAW-bohnz  • noun slang : physician, surgeon Examples: "After abandoning his destitute family in 1913, Brinkley bought a medical degree from a 'diploma mill' in St. Louis. An itinerant preacher assured him that…
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mitigate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 1, 2019 is: mitigate • MIT-uh-gayt  • verb 1 : to cause to become less harsh or hostile : mollify 2 a : to make less severe or painful : alleviate b : to lessen the seriousness of…
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buttress

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 30, 2019 is: buttress • BUTT-russ  • noun 1 architecture : a projecting structure of masonry or wood for supporting or giving stability to a wall or building 2 : something that resembles a buttress: such as a…
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Elysian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 29, 2019 is: Elysian • ih-LIZH-un  • adjective 1 : of or relating to Elysium 2 : blissful, delightful Examples: "On such a balmy summer day, on this Elysian isle, anything seemed possible." — Dorothy West, The Wedding,…
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hegemony

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 28, 2019 is: hegemony • hih-JEM-uh-nee  • noun 1 : preponderant influence or authority over others : domination 2 : the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group Examples: "According to Chinese analysts' telling…