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prothalamion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 14, 2021 is: prothalamion • proh-thuh-LAY-mee-un  • noun : a song in celebration of a marriage Examples: "In that month Ghalib wrote a prothalamion on the occasion of the forthcoming marriage of the king's youngest son, Mirza Jawan Bakht." —…
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limn

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 13, 2021 is: limn • LIM  • verb 1 : to draw or paint on a surface 2 : to outline in clear sharp detail : delineate 3 : describe Examples: "The book limns how the two men, so…
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nebula

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 12, 2021 is: nebula • NEB-yuh-luh  • noun 1 : any of numerous clouds of gas or dust in interstellar space 2 : galaxy; especially : a galaxy other than the Milky Way Examples: "Many nebulae are today…
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voracious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 11, 2021 is: voracious • vaw-RAY-shus  • adjective 1 : having a huge appetite : ravenous 2 : excessively eager : insatiable Examples: "The Green Tiger Beetle (Cicindela campestris) is a voracious creature both in the larval stage and when…
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caveat

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 10, 2021 is: caveat • KAV-ee-aht  • noun 1 a : a warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices b : an explanation to prevent misinterpretation c : a modifying or cautionary detail to be considered when…
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belie

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 9, 2021 is: belie • bih-LYE  • verb 1 a : to give a false impression of b : to present an appearance not in agreement with 2 a : to show (something) to be false or wrong…
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febrile

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 8, 2021 is: febrile • FEB-ryle  • adjective : marked or caused by fever : feverish Examples: "The best news, [Michael Schwab] said, is his daughter is healthy…. Her pediatrician later said she probably had roseola, a common…
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ragamuffin

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 7, 2021 is: ragamuffin • RAG-uh-muf-in  • noun : a ragged often disreputable person; especially : a poorly clothed often dirty child Examples: "[Bill Eddins] saw the photograph on sale years ago and ever after has recited the…
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sere

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 6, 2021 is: sere • SEER  • adjective 1 : being dried and withered 2 archaic : threadbare Examples: "We had a beautiful day for our picnic. November dreamed that it was May. The air was soft and mellow,…
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absolve

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 5, 2021 is: absolve • ub-ZAHLV  • verb 1 : to set (someone) free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt 2 : to pardon or forgive a sin usually as a sacrament Examples: "Hugh almost blurted…
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