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bruit

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 12, 2019 is: bruit • BROOT  • verb : report, rumor — usually used with about Examples: "Analysts have bruited about the notion that Comcast and Disney might team up and divide Fox's assets to prevent a drawn-out…

armistice

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 11, 2019 is: armistice • AHR-muh-stus  • noun : temporary stopping of open acts of warfare by agreement between the opponents : truce Examples: The Korean War ended with an armistice signed in July of 1953, though a permanent…

teleological

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 10, 2019 is: teleological • tel-ee-uh-LAH-jih-kul  • adjective : exhibiting or relating to design or purpose especially in nature Examples: "The standard story about mass printing is a story of linear, teleological progress. It goes like this: Before…

aphorism

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 9, 2019 is: aphorism • AF-uh-riz-um  • noun 1 : a concise statement of a principle 2 : a terse formulation of a truth or sentiment : adage 3 : an ingeniously terse style of expression Examples: "Michael…

lyric

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 8, 2019 is: lyric • LEER-ik  • adjective 1 a : suitable for singing to the lyre or for being set to music and sung b : of, relating to, or being drama set to music; especially :…

espouse

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 7, 2019 is: espouse • ih-SPOWZ  • verb 1 : marry 2 : to take up and support as a cause : become attached to Examples: "Tradition associates [the period of the Lyrid meteor showers] with the Chinese…

chilblain

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 6, 2019 is: chilblain • CHIL-blayn  • noun : an inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure (as of the feet or hands) to cold Examples: "If you thought chilblains only belonged in 19th century novels, think again.…

posthaste

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 5, 2019 is: posthaste • POHST-HAYST  • adverb : with all possible speed Examples: "You must leave posthaste," Virginia theatrically admonished her guests, "or you'll miss your ferry!" "These goats show almost nothing of the skittishness that we…

sobriquet

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 4, 2019 is: sobriquet • SOH-brih-kay  • noun : a descriptive name or epithet : nickname Examples: "As a member of Congress, he voted against so many bills that he earned the 'Dr. No' sobriquet…." — Ben Terris,…

fraught

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 3, 2019 is: fraught • FRAWT  • adjective 1 : full of or accompanied by something specified — used with with 2 : causing or characterized by emotional distress or tension : uneasy Examples: "Ruth didn't think of…