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travail

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 14, 2019 is: travail • truh-VAIL  • noun 1 a : work especially of a painful or laborious nature : toil b : a physical or mental exertion or piece of work : task, effort c : agony,…
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abscond

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 13, 2019 is: abscond • ab-SKAHND  • verb : to depart secretly and hide oneself Examples: "The camera tracked [the black bear] as he moved in a sturdy lurch, … holding his dangling, unnecessary arms close to his…
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pell-mell

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 10, 2019 is: pell-mell • pel-MEL  • adverb 1 : in mingled confusion or disorder 2 : in confused haste Examples: When the final bell of the day rang, the children bolted from their desks and streamed pell-mell…
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repertoire

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 11, 2019 is: repertoire • REP-er-twahr  • noun 1 a : a list or supply of dramas, operas, pieces, or parts that a company or person is prepared to perform b : a supply of skills, devices, or…
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minim

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 4, 2019 is: minim • MIN-im  • noun 1 : a musical half note 2 : something very minute 3 : a unit of capacity equal to 1/60 fluid dram Examples: "And yet there are transcendent sparks in [writer…
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fecund

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 3, 2019 is: fecund • FEK-und  • adjective 1 : fruitful in offspring or vegetation : prolific 2 : intellectually productive or inventive to a marked degree Examples: As an artist, she gets most of her inspiration from…
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extemporize

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 2, 2019 is: extemporize • ik-STEMP-puh-ryze  • verb 1 : to do something extemporaneously : improvise; especially : to compose, perform, or speak extemporaneously 2 : to get along in a makeshift manner Examples: "Donald's own trio consisted…
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calliope

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 1, 2019 is: calliope • kuh-LYE-uh-pee  • noun 1 capitalized Calliope : the Greek Muse of heroic poetry 2 : a keyboard musical instrument resembling an organ and consisting of a series of whistles sounded by steam or…
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brackish

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 31, 2019 is: brackish • BRACK-ish  • adjective 1 : somewhat salty 2 a : not appealing to the taste b : repulsive Examples: The mangrove swamp is home to many species of plants and animals that thrive…
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martinet

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 30, 2019 is: martinet • mar-tuh-NET  • noun 1 : a strict disciplinarian 2 : a person who stresses a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods Examples: "Her father was a diet-and-exercise martinet, imposing a…