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idiopathic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 18, 2020 is: idiopathic • id-ee-uh-PATH-ik  • adjective 1 : arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause : primary 2 : peculiar to the individual Examples: "Konnikova is a popular psychology writer…. Her interest was sparked…
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doyen

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 17, 2020 is: doyen • DOY-un  • noun 1 a : the senior member of a body or group b : a person considered to be knowledgeable or uniquely skilled as a result of long experience in some…
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vilify

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 16, 2020 is: vilify • VIL-uh-fye  • verb 1 : to utter slanderous and abusive statements against : defame 2 : to lower in estimation or importance Examples: "The gentleman next door had been vilified by Nicholas; rudely…
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prehensile

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 15, 2020 is: prehensile • pree-HEN-sil  • adjective 1 : adapted for seizing or grasping especially by wrapping around 2 : gifted with mental grasp or moral or aesthetic perception Examples: "The seahorse has a long, tubular snout…
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homage

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 14, 2020 is: homage • AH-mij  • noun 1 a : a feudal ceremony by which a man acknowledges himself the vassal of a lord b : the relationship between a feudal lord and his vassal c : an act done or payment…
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flout

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 13, 2020 is: flout • FLOUT  • verb 1 : to treat with contemptuous disregard : scorn 2 : to indulge in scornful behavior Examples: "Research shows that people who intentionally flout convention and stand out are perceived as…
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antediluvian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 12, 2020 is: antediluvian • an-tih-dih-LOO-vee-un  • adjective 1 : of or relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible 2 a : made, evolved, or developed a long time ago b : extremely primitive…
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contraband

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 11, 2020 is: contraband • KAHN-truh-band  • noun 1 : illegal or prohibited traffic in goods : smuggling 2 : goods or merchandise whose importation, exportation, or possession is forbidden; also : smuggled goods 3 : a slave…
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spontaneous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 10, 2020 is: spontaneous • spahn-TAY-nee-us  • adjective 1 : proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external constraint 2 : arising from a momentary impulse 3 : controlled and directed internally : self-acting 4 : produced…
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rescind

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 9, 2020 is: rescind • rih-SIND  • verb 1 : to take away : remove 2 a : take back, cancel b : to abrogate (a contract) and restore the parties to the positions they would have occupied…