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archipelago

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 7, 2021 is: archipelago • ahr-kuh-PEL-uh-goh  • noun 1 : an expanse of water with many scattered islands 2 : a group of islands 3 : something resembling an archipelago; especially : a group or scattering of similar…
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deep-six

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 6, 2021 is: deep-six • DEEP-SIKS  • verb 1 : to get rid of : discard, eliminate 2 slang : to throw overboard Examples: Citing budget concerns, the city council announced that it has deep-sixed plans to repave…
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sprightly

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 5, 2021 is: sprightly • SPRYTE-lee  • adjective 1 : marked by a gay lightness and vivacity : spirited 2 : having a distinctively piquant taste : zesty Examples: "It began with a sprightly melody, exact and almost…
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succumb

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 4, 2021 is: succumb • suh-KUM  • verb 1 : to yield to superior strength or force or overpowering appeal or desire 2 : to be brought to an end (such as death) by the effect of destructive…
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conciliatory

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 3, 2021 is: conciliatory • kun-SILL-yuh-tor-ee  • adjective : tending to win over from a state of hostility or distrust : intended to gain the goodwill or favor of someone Examples: As the irate customer yelled, the manager…
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abjure

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 2, 2021 is: abjure • ab-JOOR  • verb 1 formal a : to renounce upon oath b : to reject solemnly 2 formal : to abstain from : avoid Examples: "Pop was indeed eating itself. 'If you've gone…
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fustian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 1, 2021 is: fustian • FUSS-chun  • noun 1 a : a strong cotton and linen fabric b : a class of cotton fabrics usually having a pile face and twill weave 2 : high-flown or affected writing…
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dross

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 30, 2021 is: dross • DRAHSS  • noun 1 : the scum or unwanted material that forms on the surface of molten metal 2 : waste or foreign matter : impurity 3 : something that is base, trivial,…
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amicable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 29, 2021 is: amicable • AM-ih-kuh-bul  • adjective : characterized by friendly goodwill : peaceable Examples: "Those two weeks in the high country passed with the most amicable feeling between us, and it was not until the last day that…
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herald

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 28, 2021 is: herald • HAIR-uld  • verb 1 : to give notice of : announce 2 a : to greet especially with enthusiasm : hail b : publicize 3 : to signal the approach of : foreshadow…