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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,…
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smite

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 13, 2019 is: smite • SMYTE  • verb 1 : to strike sharply or heavily especially with the hand or an implement held in the hand 2 a : to kill or severely injure by so striking b : to…
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plaintive

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 12, 2019 is: plaintive • PLAYN-tiv  • adjective : expressive of suffering or woe : melancholy Examples: "Dean Nicholson was pedaling up a hill in Bosnia … when he heard a plaintive meow. He looked over his shoulder.…
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démarche

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 11, 2019 is: démarche • day-MARSH  • noun 1 a : a course of action : maneuver b : a diplomatic or political initiative or maneuver 2 : a petition or protest presented through diplomatic channels Examples: "On…
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balkanize

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 10, 2019 is: balkanize • BAWL-kuh-nyze  • verb 1 : to break up (a region, a group, etc.) into smaller and often hostile units 2 : divide, compartmentalize Examples: "Tech companies and civil rights advocates warn that the increasing…
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omnium-gatherum

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 9, 2019 is: omnium-gatherum • ahm-nee-um-GA-thuh-rum  • noun : a miscellaneous collection (as of things or persons) Examples: "Muldoon's Picnic—the critically acclaimed omnium-gatherum of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—has become a staple of New York's cultural diet." —…