WOD

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pediculous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 2, 2020 is: pediculous • pih-DIK-yuh-lus  • adjective : infested with lice : lousy Examples: All of the campers in the cabin had to be checked for lice when one boy’s sleeping bag was discovered to be pediculous.…
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allusion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 1, 2020 is: allusion • uh-LOO-zhun  • noun 1 : an implied or indirect reference especially in literature; also : the use of such references 2 : the act of making an indirect reference to something : the…
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longanimity

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 31, 2020 is: longanimity • long-guh-NIM-uh-tee  • noun : a disposition to bear injuries patiently : forbearance Examples: The fans continue to show their longanimity by coming back year after year to cheer on the perpetually losing team.…
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cadge

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 30, 2020 is: cadge • KAJ  • verb : beg, sponge Examples: "Reiner had his car and was driving to Manhattan to drop the book off to his editor. Wouk cadged a ride in, and Reiner took him…
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asunder

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 29, 2020 is: asunder • uh-SUN-der  • adverb or adjective 1 : into parts 2 : apart from each other Examples: "Though they sip their port in close contiguity, they are poles asunder in their minds and feelings."…
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undertaker

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 28, 2020 is: undertaker • UN-der-tay-ker  • noun 1 : one who undertakes : one who takes the risk and management of business : entrepreneur 2 : one whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and…
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kindred

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 27, 2020 is: kindred • KIN-drud  • adjective 1 : of a similar nature or character : like 2 : of the same ancestry Examples: "Osterholm over the last few decades has been part of expert panels addressing … infectious zoonotic viruses…
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testimonial

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 26, 2020 is: testimonial • tess-tuh-MOH-nee-ul  • noun 1 a : a statement testifying to benefits received b : a character reference : letter of recommendation 2 : an expression of appreciation : tribute 3 : evidence, testimony…
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requite

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 25, 2020 is: requite • rih-KWYTE  • verb 1 a : to make return for : repay b : to make retaliation for : avenge 2 : to make suitable return to for a benefit or service or for…
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estival

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 24, 2020 is: estival • ESS-tuh-vul  • adjective : of or relating to the summer Examples: "Horror stories are far more estival than autumnal. Before I ever read [Stephen] King, I learned to love being scared at summer…