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verbiage

  Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 13, 2020 is: verbiage • VER-bee-ij  • noun 1 : a profusion of words usually of little or obscure content 2 : manner of expressing oneself in words : diction Examples: "One resident … said during a…
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foment

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 12, 2020 is: foment • FOH-ment  • verb : to promote the growth or development of : rouse, incite Examples: Rumors that the will was a fake fomented a lot of bitterness between the two families. "Last year,…
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ruddy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 11, 2020 is: ruddy • RUDD-ee  • adjective 1 : having a healthy reddish color 2 : red, reddish 3 British — used as an intensive Examples: "There was a stout man with a ruddy complexion, a merchant…
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encumber

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 10, 2020 is: encumber • in-KUM-ber  • verb 1 : weigh down, burden 2 : to impede or hamper the function or activity of : hinder 3 : to burden with a legal claim (such as a mortgage)…
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bunkum

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 9, 2020 is: bunkum • BUNG-kum  • noun : insincere or foolish talk : nonsense Examples: I hesitated to voice my opinions, fearful that my companions would deride my views as bunkum. "Out on social media, people are…
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impregnable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 8, 2020 is: impregnable • im-PREG-nuh-bul  • adjective 1 : incapable of being taken by assault : unconquerable 2 : unassailable; also : impenetrable Examples: "The castle was built on the corner of a great rock, so that…
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colloquial

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 6, 2020 is: colloquial • kuh-LOH-kwee-ul  • adjective 1 a : used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversation; also : unacceptably informal b : using conversational style 2 : of or relating to conversation : conversational…
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heyday

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 5, 2020 is: heyday • HAY-day  • noun : the period of one's greatest popularity, vigor, or prosperity Examples: "The theater engaged Mr. Leslie ‘Les' Jones to build and paint the sets. He was in his early sixties…
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docile

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 4, 2020 is: docile • DAH-sul  • adjective 1 : easily taught 2 : easily led or managed : tractable Examples: "The zoo has one bearded dragon, dubbed Six because that number was painted on its back when…
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matriculate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 3, 2020 is: matriculate • muh-TRIK-yuh-layt  • verb 1 : to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university 2 : to be enrolled at a college or university Examples: A spokesperson…