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aggregate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 8, 2019 is: aggregate • AG-rih-gut  • noun 1 : a mass or body of units or parts somewhat loosely associated with one another 2 : the whole sum or amount : sum total Examples: The university's various…

ransack

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 7, 2019 is: ransack • RAN-sak  • verb 1 : to look through thoroughly in often a rough way 2 : to search through and steal from in a forceful and damaging way : plunder Examples: The kids…

totem

  Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 6, 2019 is: totem • TOH-tum  • noun 1 a : an object (such as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; also :…

passim

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 5, 2019 is: passim • PASS-im  • adverb : in one place and another : here and there Examples: The old cookbooks that once belonged to Michael's grandmother had some of her own recipes and other annotations penciled…

faze

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 4, 2019 is: faze • FAYZ  • verb : to disturb the composure of : disconcert, daunt Examples: My grandfather was a stolid individual who was not easily fazed by life's troubles. "The heat didn't faze the crowd,…

silly season

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 3, 2019 is: silly season • SIL-ee-SEE-zun  • noun 1 : a period (such as late summer) when the mass media often focus on trivial or frivolous matters for lack of major news stories 2 : a period…

clarion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 2, 2019 is: clarion • KLAIR-ee-un  • adjective : brilliantly clear; also : loud and clear Examples: "The guitars take off like fighter planes and [Stef Chura] delivers a clarion, country-steeped vocal, somewhere between Kitty Wells and Kurt…

luftmensch

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 1, 2019 is: luftmensch • LOOFT-mensh (the "OO" is as in "foot")  • noun : an impractical contemplative person having no definite business or income Examples: "People like Luftmenschen, and they've liked them for a long time. The…

7 Lessons from 7 Years of Blogging — Asha’s Blog

The past year has been one of many trails. Personal losses of such magnitudes it could make oceans weep. And yet here I am. Despite everything, looking back at the year gone and wondering what is it about life that enchants writers, poets, sorcerers, artists,…