WOD

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excursion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 23, 2019 is: excursion • ik-SKER-zhun  • noun 1 a : a going out or forth : expedition b (1) : a usually brief pleasure trip (2) : a trip at special reduced rates 2 : deviation from…
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chivy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 22, 2019 is: chivy • CHIV-ee  • verb 1 : to tease or annoy with persistent petty attacks 2 : to move or obtain by small maneuvers Examples: Marielle watched her little brother as he chivied an olive…
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misnomer

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 21, 2019 is: misnomer • miss-NOH-mer  • noun 1 : the misnaming of a person in a legal instrument 2 a : a use of a wrong or inappropriate name b : a wrong name or inappropriate designation…
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ethereal

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 20, 2019 is: ethereal • ih-THEER-ee-ul  • adjective 1 a : of or relating to the regions beyond the earth b : celestial, heavenly c : unworldly, spiritual 2 a : lacking material substance : immaterial, intangible b…
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brandish

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 19, 2019 is: brandish • BRAN-dish  • verb 1 : to shake or wave (something, such as a weapon) menacingly 2 : to exhibit in an ostentatious or aggressive manner Examples: Michael appeared before the town council brandishing…
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hiatus

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 18, 2019 is: hiatus • hye-AY-tus  • noun 1 a : a break in or as if in a material object : gap b biology : a gap or passage in an anatomical part or organ 2 a…
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tortuous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 17, 2019 is: tortuous • TOR-chuh-wus  • adjective 1 : marked by repeated twists, bends, or turns : winding 2 a : marked by devious or indirect tactics : crooked, tricky b : circuitous, involved Examples: "What a…
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satiate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 16, 2019 is: satiate • SAY-shee-ayt  • verb : to satisfy (a need, a desire, etc.) fully or to excess Examples: After eating three pieces of pie and one of cake at the potluck, Jamie's sweet tooth was…
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miscible

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 15, 2019 is: miscible • MISS-uh-bul  • adjective : capable of being mixed; specifically : capable of mixing in any ratio without separation of two phases Examples: Oil and water are not miscible—if you pour oil in a…
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garniture

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 14, 2019 is: garniture • GAHR-nih-cher  • noun 1 : embellishment, trimming 2 : a set of decorative objects (such as vases, urns, or clocks) Examples: "Above the fireplace: a scene of a cow jumping over the moon,…