WOD

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redux

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 1, 2020 is: redux • ree-DUKS  • adjective : brought back—used postpositively Examples: Following a spell of unseasonably warm weather in late March, April felt like winter redux as temperatures plunged back below freezing. "With No. 1 LSU…
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shindig

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 31, 2019 is: shindig • SHIN-dig  • noun 1 a : a social gathering with dancing b : a usually large or lavish party 2 : fracas, uproar Examples: "In the program notes, director Isaac Lamb says he's…
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penultimate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 30, 2019 is: penultimate • pih-NUL-tuh-mut  • adjective 1 : next to the last 2 : of or relating to the next to the last syllable of a word Examples: The penultimate episode of the TV series features…
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gallivant

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 29, 2019 is: gallivant • GAL-uh-vant  • verb 1 informal : to travel, roam, or move about for pleasure 2 dated, informal : to go about usually ostentatiously or indiscreetly with members of the opposite sex Examples: After…
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impervious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 28, 2019 is: impervious • im-PER-vee-us  • adjective 1 a : not allowing entrance or passage : impenetrable   b : not capable of being damaged or harmed 2 : not capable of being affected or disturbed Examples:…
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punctilio

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 27, 2019 is: punctilio • punk-TILL-ee-oh  • noun 1 : a minute detail of conduct in a ceremony or in observance of a code 2 : careful observance of forms (as in social conduct) Examples: "It is hard…
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whipsaw

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 26, 2019 is: whipsaw • WIP-saw  • verb 1 : to saw with a whipsaw 2 : to beset or victimize in two opposite ways at once, by two-phase operation, or by the collusive action of two opponents…
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evergreen

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 25, 2019 is: evergreen • EV-er-green  • adjective 1 : having foliage that remains green and functional through more than one growing season 2 a : retaining freshness or interest : perennial b : universally and continually relevant…
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luminaria

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 24, 2019 is: luminaria • loo-muh-NAIR-ee-uh  • noun : a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a paper bag Examples: "Mount Vernon Avenue will be illuminated by thousands of luminarias and feature storefront…
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discriminate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 23, 2019 is: discriminate • diss-KRIM-uh-nayt  • verb 1 a : to see the special features of b : to perceive a difference in : differentiate 2 : to distinguish by discerning or exposing differences; especially : to…