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buttress

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 30, 2019 is: buttress • BUTT-russ  • noun 1 architecture : a projecting structure of masonry or wood for supporting or giving stability to a wall or building 2 : something that resembles a buttress: such as a…
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Elysian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 29, 2019 is: Elysian • ih-LIZH-un  • adjective 1 : of or relating to Elysium 2 : blissful, delightful Examples: "On such a balmy summer day, on this Elysian isle, anything seemed possible." — Dorothy West, The Wedding,…
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hegemony

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 28, 2019 is: hegemony • hih-JEM-uh-nee  • noun 1 : preponderant influence or authority over others : domination 2 : the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group Examples: "According to Chinese analysts' telling…
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cleave

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 27, 2019 is: cleave • KLEEV  • verb 1 : to divide (something) by or as if by a cutting blow : split 2 : to separate (something) into distinct parts and especially into groups having divergent views…
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frowsy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 26, 2019 is: frowsy • FROW-zee  • adjective 1 : musty, stale 2 : having a slovenly or uncared-for appearance Examples: The lamp, discovered in a frowsy Midwestern antique store, turned out to be quite valuable. "On good…
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lèse-majesté

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 25, 2019 is: lèse-majesté • layz-MAJ-uh-stee  • noun 1 a : a crime (such as treason) committed against a sovereign power b : an offense violating the dignity of a ruler as the representative of a sovereign power…
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axiomatic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 24, 2019 is: axiomatic • ak-see-uh-MAT-ik  • adjective 1 : taken for granted : self-evident 2 : based on or involving an axiom or system of axioms Examples: "It's axiomatic that intellectuals like to deal with ideas. Ideas…
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suffuse

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 23, 2019 is: suffuse • suh-FYOOZ  • verb : to spread over or through in the manner of fluid or light : flush, fill Examples: "Also beguiling … are such installation works as 'Spatial Environment in Red Light'….…
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detritus

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 22, 2019 is: detritus • dih-TRYE-tus  • noun 1 geology : loose material (such as rock fragments or organic particles) that results directly from disintegration 2 a : a product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away : debris…
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redoubtable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 21, 2019 is: redoubtable • rih-DOUT-uh-bul  • adjective 1 : causing fear or alarm : formidable 2 : illustrious, eminent; broadly : worthy of respect Examples: The theater has hired a redoubtable director to direct its upcoming production.…