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expiate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 12, 2020 is: expiate • EK-spee-ayt  • verb 1 : to extinguish the guilt incurred by 2 : to make amends for Examples: Although the editorial had characterized the mayor's failure to disclose the details of the meeting…
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pandiculation

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 11, 2020 is: pandiculation • pan-dik-yuh-LAY-shun  • noun : a stretching and stiffening especially of the trunk and extremities (as when fatigued and drowsy or after waking from sleep) Examples: "And finally pandiculation, a brain reflex action pattern…
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permeate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 10, 2020 is: permeate • PER-mee-ayt  • verb 1 : to diffuse through or penetrate something 2 : to spread or diffuse through 3 : to pass through the pores or interstices of Examples: "As social media continues…
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seder

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 9, 2020 is: seder • SAY-der  • noun : a Jewish home or community service including a ceremonial dinner held on the first or first and second evenings of the Passover in commemoration of the exodus from Egypt…
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berserk

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 8, 2020 is: berserk • ber-SERK  • adjective : frenzied, crazed — usually used in the phrase go berserk Examples: The dog inevitably goes berserk whenever he hears the doorbell. "It was the first costume exhibit I had…
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maverick

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 7, 2020 is: maverick • MAV-rik  • noun 1 : an unbranded range animal; especially : a motherless calf2 : an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party Examples: "'My record company wanted…
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incarcerate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 6, 2020 is: incarcerate • in-KAHR-suh-rayt  • verb 1 : to put in prison 2 : to subject to confinement Examples: Because the accused man presented a serious threat to society, the judge ordered that he remain incarcerated…
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forsooth

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 5, 2020 is: forsooth • fer-SOOTH  • adverb : in truth : indeed — often used to imply contempt or doubt Examples: "For sure and forsooth, that means savings for you, dear Renaissance-loving reveler, if you purchase your…
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solecism

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 4, 2020 is: solecism • SAH-luh-siz-um  • noun 1 : an ungrammatical combination of words in a sentence; also : a minor blunder in speech 2 : something deviating from the proper, normal, or accepted order 3 :…
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cocoon

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 3, 2020 is: cocoon • kuh-KOON  • verb : to wrap or envelop in or as if in a cocoon Examples: Lily got out of the water and cocooned herself in a large beach blanket. "By the time…