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  <font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 28, 2021 is:</font>
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<strong>insinuate</strong> &#8226; in-SIN-yuh-wayt&nbsp; &#8226; <em>verb</em><br />
<p><em>Insinuate</em> means "to imply or suggest in a subtle or indirect way."

// When the teacher questioned the students about their test answers being the same, they knew she was insinuating that they had cheated.

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<strong>Examples:</strong><br />
<p>"Since training camp, Quinn has talked openly about his refreshed mindset and has <em>insinuated</em> he was too hard on himself during his struggles last season. He said a nagging back injury slowed him significantly in 2020 as well." — Dan Wiederer, <em>The Chicago Tribune</em>, 14 Nov. 2021

<strong>Did you know?</strong><br />
<p><em>Insinuate</em> comes from the Latin root <em>sinuare</em>, meaning "to bend or curve." It is  a synonym of <em><a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imply">imply</a></em> or <em><a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suggest">suggest</a></em>; however, <em>insinuate</em> usually conveys something unpleasant is said in a sly or underhanded way.



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