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divers

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 17, 2021 is: divers • DYE-verz  • adjective : of an indefinite number greater than one : various Examples: "Thus, by divers little makeshifts, in that ingenious way which is commonly denominated 'by hook and by crook,' the…
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magnum opus

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 16, 2021 is: magnum opus • MAG-num-OH-pus  • noun : a great work; especially : the greatest achievement of an artist or writer Examples: F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a number of popular novels and stories during his lifetime,…
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heinous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 15, 2021 is: heinous • HAY-nus  • adjective : hatefully or shockingly evil : abominable Examples: The former dictator will stand trial for the role he played in his government's heinous treatment of political dissidents. "As with garden-variety…
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blithesome

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 14, 2021 is: blithesome • BLIGHTH-sum  • adjective : with lightheartedness or unconcern : gay, merry Examples: "The stranger had given a blithesome promise, and anchored it with oaths; but oaths and anchors equally will drag; naught else…
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exhilarate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 13, 2021 is: exhilarate • ig-ZIL-uh-rayt  • verb : to make (someone) very happy and excited or elated Examples: "To be working, to be making a film for the cinema, at a time when so many people were…
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veracity

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 12, 2021 is: veracity • vuh-RASS-uh-tee  • noun 1 : conformity with truth or fact : accuracy 2 : devotion to the truth : truthfulness 3 : power of conveying or perceiving truth 4 : something true Examples:…
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importunate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 11, 2021 is: importunate • im-POR-chuh-nut  • adjective 1 : troublesomely urgent : overly persistent in request or demand 2 : troublesome Examples: "It seems apt that in the play's first scene, set at 6 a.m. in Lagos,…
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shrive

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 10, 2021 is: shrive • SHRYVE  • verb 1 : to administer the sacrament of reconciliation to 2 : to free from guilt Examples: "Once every three months, Pancho took his savings and drove into Monterey to confess…
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paean

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 9, 2021 is: paean • PEE-un  • noun 1 : a joyous song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving, or triumph 2 : a work that praises or honors its subject : encomium, tribute Examples: "But Thornton Wilder's…
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frugal

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 8, 2021 is: frugal • FROO-gul  • adjective : characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of resources Examples: "Frugal diners might prefer hitting Ulrich's on Monday nights, when all burgers are $3 off. It's one of the best…