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cognoscente

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 21, 2021 is: cognoscente • kahn-yuh-SHEN-tee  • noun : a person who has expert knowledge in a subject : connoisseur Examples: "Though he was recognized among certain cognoscenti during his most active years, [American photographer Todd] Webb ……
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perdure

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 20, 2021 is: perdure • per-DUR  • verb : to continue to exist : last Examples: "The making of a variety show—a nearly extinct genre that perdures as comedy fodder—is also the subject of David Cerda's 'The Rip…
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anodyne

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 19, 2021 is: anodyne • AN-uh-dyne  • adjective 1 : serving to alleviate pain 2 : not likely to offend or arouse tensions : innocuous Examples: "Since much of TikTok is wordless and anodyne, Tik-Tok seems the perfect…
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toady

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 18, 2021 is: toady • TOH-dee  • noun : one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors : sycophant Examples: The editorial unfairly characterizes the appointee as one of the mayor's toadies, ignoring her long record of…
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indissoluble

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 17, 2021 is: indissoluble • in-dih-SAHL-yuh-bul  • adjective : not dissoluble; especially : incapable of being annulled, undone, or broken : permanent Examples: "He was the only soul aboard with whom I could speak openly, in an absolute…
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underwhelm

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 16, 2021 is: underwhelm • un-der-WELM  • verb : to fail to impress or stimulate Examples: "Nesmith's short stints continue to underwhelm. During one four-minute stretch in the fourth quarter, he missed a 3-pointer by a wide margin…
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durable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 15, 2021 is: durable • DUR-uh-bul  • adjective : able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration; also : designed to be durable Examples: The couch is covered in an eye-catching yet durable fabric that will…
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prothalamion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 14, 2021 is: prothalamion • proh-thuh-LAY-mee-un  • noun : a song in celebration of a marriage Examples: "In that month Ghalib wrote a prothalamion on the occasion of the forthcoming marriage of the king's youngest son, Mirza Jawan Bakht." —…
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