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posthumous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 25, 2020 is: posthumous • PAHSS-chuh-muss  • adjective 1 : born after the death of the father 2 : published after the death of the author 3 : following or occurring after death Examples: Published eleven years following…
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mogul

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 24, 2020 is: mogul • MOH-gul  • noun 1 capitalized Mogul : an Indian Muslim of or descended from one of several conquering groups of Mongol, Turkish, and Persian origin; especially : Great Mogul 2 : a great…
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vaunted

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 23, 2020 is: vaunted • VAWN-tud  • adjective : highly or widely praised or boasted about Examples: The team was able to overcome their opponents' vaunted defense and achieve an upset victory. "She's been known to include works…
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debouch

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 22, 2020 is: debouch • dih-BOUTCH  • verb 1 : to cause to emerge : discharge 2 : to march out into open ground : emerge, issue Examples: "… Mr. Holcomb … was talking about a small room…
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grandiloquence

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 21, 2020 is: grandiloquence • gran-DIH-luh-kwunss  • noun : a lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language Examples: "The film finds its grounding in the closing scene when it strips away its…
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emigrate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 20, 2020 is: emigrate • EM-uh-grayt  • verb : to leave one's place of residence or country to live elsewhere Examples: "… graduates and skilled technical workers are also emigrating, usually with a plan to save up for…
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cohesive

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 19, 2020 is: cohesive • koh-HEE-siv  • adjective : exhibiting or producing cohesion : causing parts or members to unify or stick together Examples: "His hair was slicked artfully back from his brow in one cohesive wave." — Kate Christensen,…
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bugbear

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 18, 2020 is: bugbear • BUG-bair  • noun 1 : an imaginary goblin or specter used to excite fear 2 a : an object or source of dread b : a continuing source of irritation : problem Examples:…
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fulvous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 17, 2020 is: fulvous • FULL-vus  • adjective : of a dull brownish yellow : tawny Examples: The dog had an unusual coat of fulvous fur with black and white splotches. "I planned to visit the Pine Barrens…
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snivel

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 16, 2020 is: snivel • SNIV-ul  • verb 1 : to run at the nose 2 : to snuff mucus up the nose audibly : snuffle 3 : to cry or whine with snuffling 4 : to speak…