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perquisite

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 2, 2020 is: perquisite • PER-kwuh-zut  • noun 1 : a privilege, gain, or profit incidental to regular salary or wages; especially : one expected or promised 2 : gratuity, tip 3 : something held or claimed as…

interpolate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 1, 2020 is: interpolate • in-TER-puh-layt  • verb 1 a : to alter or corrupt (something, such as a text) by inserting new or foreign matter b : to insert (words) into a text or into a conversation…

untenable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 29, 2020 is: untenable • un-TEN-uh-bul  • adjective 1 : not able to be defended 2 : not able to be occupied Examples: Faced with a budget deficit, the company's CEO made the untenable decision to lay off…

coax

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 28, 2020 is: coax • KOHKS  • verb 1 : to influence or gently urge by caressing or flattering : wheedle 2 : to draw, gain, or persuade by means of gentle urging or flattery 3 : to…

trenchant

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 27, 2020 is: trenchant • TREN-chunt  • adjective 1 : keen, sharp 2 : vigorously effective and articulate; also : caustic 3 a : sharply perceptive : penetrating b : clear-cut, distinct Examples: "Felix had a confident, gayly…

injunction

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 26, 2020 is: injunction • in-JUNK-shun  • noun 1 : the act or an instance of enjoining : order, admonition 2 : a court order requiring a party to do or refrain from doing a specified act Examples:…

dissemble

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 25, 2020 is: dissemble • dih-SEM-bul  • verb 1 : to hide under a false appearance 2 : to put on the appearance of : simulate 3 : to put on a false appearance : to conceal facts,…

acumen

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 24, 2020 is: acumen • AK-yoo-mun  • noun : keenness and depth of perception, discernment, or discrimination especially in practical matters Examples: The author's detective possesses a superior acumen that enables her to solve the most bizarre and…

misbegotten

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 23, 2020 is: misbegotten • miss-bih-GAH-tun  • adjective 1 : unlawfully conceived : illegitimate 2 a : having a disreputable or improper origin : ill-conceived b : contemptible, deformed Examples: The city's misbegotten attempt to install new traffic…

pontificate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 22, 2020 is: pontificate • pahn-TIF-uh-kayt  • verb 1 : to speak or express opinions in a pompous or dogmatic way 2 a : to officiate as a pontiff b : to celebrate pontifical mass Examples: Stan loves…