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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for August 2, 2021 is:

exemplary • ig-ZEM-pluh-ree  • adjective

1 a : deserving imitation : commendable; also : deserving imitation because of excellence

b : serving as a pattern

2 : serving as an example, instance, or illustration

3 : serving as a warning : monitory


The novel is exemplary of 18th-century Romanticism.

“The awards … celebrate the exemplary performance of public school teachers throughout the city that inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich school communities.” — Annalise Knudson, The Staten Island (New York) Advance, 25 June 2021

Did you know?

Exemplary (and its close relatives example and exemplify) derives from the Latin noun exemplum (“example”). When exemplary describes something as “excellent,” it almost always carries the further suggestion that the thing described is worthy of imitation.

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Ken Saunders is a freelance writer, gadget collector and Biohacker. Kens’ professional background is in Information Technology as well as Health and Wellness. His experience has given him a broad base from which to approach many topics. He especially enjoys researching and writing articles on the topics of Technology, Food, and all things Freelancing. His articles have appeared in many online sites, including, Andrew Christian, and can learn more about his services at

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