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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…

olfactory

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 9, 2019 is: olfactory • ahl-FAK-tuh-ree  • adjective : of or relating to the sense of smell Examples: "The glands located between the cat's toes secrete a scent whenever he scratches on objects such as a tree or…

bas-relief

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 8, 2019 is: bas-relief • bah-rih-LEEF  • noun art : sculptural relief in which the projection from the surrounding surface is slight and no part of the modeled form is undercut; also : sculpture executed in bas-relief Examples:…

germane

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 7, 2019 is: germane • jer-MAYN  • adjective : being at once relevant and appropriate : fitting Examples: The message board moderator politely reminded new members to keep their posts germane to the topic being discussed. "'Most places…

skulk

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 6, 2019 is: skulk • SKULK  • verb 1 : to move in a stealthy or furtive manner 2 : to hide or conceal something (such as oneself) often out of cowardice or fear or with sinister intent…

adscititious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 5, 2019 is: adscititious • ad-suh-TISH-us  • adjective : derived or acquired from something extrinsic Examples: "I left the warm embrace of government work for adscititious reasons, driven not by boredom or indignation, but mainly by itchy feet."…

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…

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…

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…

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…