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aphelion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 4, 2020 is: aphelion • af-EEL-yun  • noun : the point farthest from the sun in the path of an orbiting celestial body (such as a planet) Examples: "Our planet reaches aphelion only once a year, and the…

stentorian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 3, 2020 is: stentorian • sten-TOR-ee-un  • adjective : extremely loud Examples: "'Let it Be' … was uncannily similar to 'Bridge Over Troubled Water,' not only in sentiment, but even to its churchy flavor. 'They're both very gospely…

obtain

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 2, 2020 is: obtain • ub-TAYN  • verb 1 : to gain or attain usually by planned action or effort 2 : to be generally recognized or established : prevail Examples: The experiment was designed to obtain more…

farrago

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 1, 2020 is: farrago • fuh-RAH-goh  • noun : a confused mixture : hodgepodge Examples: "Combining these plots is a terrible idea for multiple reasons. One is simply logistical; the fusion turns two improbable but engaging stories into…

louche

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 30, 2020 is: louche • LOOSH  • adjective : not reputable or decent Examples: "Here, he's just a dude, with an earring and a motorcycle, a dude who wears jeans to military court. Freeman's best when he's not…

parse

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 29, 2020 is: parse • PARSS  • verb 1 a : to divide (a sentence) into grammatical parts and identify the parts and their relations to each other b : to describe (a word) grammatically by stating the…

argot

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 28, 2020 is: argot • AHR-goh  • noun : the language used by a particular type or group of people : an often more or less secret vocabulary and idiom peculiar to a particular group Examples: "Should all…

incontrovertible

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 27, 2020 is: incontrovertible • in-kahn-truh-VER-tuh-bul  • adjective : not open to question : indisputable Examples: "'Why are you kids inside? It's nice outside.' It wasn't a question. It was a directive. Out the door, pronto. Further, to…

yokel

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 26, 2020 is: yokel • YOH-kul  • noun : a naive or gullible inhabitant of a rural area or small town Examples: Many of the town's residents felt that the documentary unfairly portrayed them as bumbling yokels. "Few…

omnipotent

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 25, 2020 is: omnipotent • ahm-NIP-uh-tunt  • adjective 1 often capitalized Omnipotent : having absolute power over all : almighty 2 : having virtually unlimited authority or influence 3 obsolete : being notoriously without moderation : arrant Examples:…