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colloquy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 21, 2020 is: colloquy • KAH-luh-kwee  • noun 1 : conversation, dialogue 2 : a high-level serious discussion : conference Examples: The company's employees worried and speculated as the executive team remained closeted in an intense colloquy for…

peccant

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 20, 2020 is: peccant • PEK-unt  • adjective 1 : guilty of a moral offense : sinning 2 : violating a principle or rule : faulty Examples: "Cavil at Dylan Thomas's overdoings; praise this bit and dispraise that…

alienist

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 19, 2020 is: alienist • AY-lee-uh-nist  • noun : psychiatrist Examples: "Enter two protagonists, also historical figures. One is the novelist Benito Pérez Galdós, 'the most famous Spanish writer whom many English-speaking readers may not know by name…

regurgitate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 18, 2020 is: regurgitate • ree-GUR-juh-tayt  • verb 1 : to become thrown or poured back 2 : to throw or pour back or out from or as if from a cavity Examples: "When [Kawhi] Leonard says, 'The…

vanilla

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 17, 2020 is: vanilla • vuh-NILL-uh  • adjective 1 : flavored with the extract of the vanilla bean 2 : lacking distinction : plain, ordinary, conventional Examples: "Training for sales, marketing and installation staff takes place in a…

caduceus

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 16, 2020 is: caduceus • kuh-DOO-see-us  • noun 1 : the symbolic staff of a herald; specifically : a representation of a staff with two entwined snakes and two wings at the top 2 : a medical insignia bearing…

deflagrate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 15, 2020 is: deflagrate • DEF-luh-grayt  • verb 1 : to burn rapidly with intense heat and sparks being given off 2 : to cause (something) to burn in such a manner Examples: Certain materials, such as black…

umbra

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 14, 2020 is: umbra • UM-bruh  • noun 1 a : a conical shadow excluding all light from a given source; specifically : the conical part of the shadow of a celestial body excluding all light from the…

hypnagogic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 13, 2020 is: hypnagogic • hip-nuh-GAH-jik  • adjective : of, relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep Examples: "Many of us have experienced hypnagogic hallucinations, the often terrifying perceptions … that occur as…

expiate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 12, 2020 is: expiate • EK-spee-ayt  • verb 1 : to extinguish the guilt incurred by 2 : to make amends for Examples: Although the editorial had characterized the mayor's failure to disclose the details of the meeting…