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ersatz

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 3, 2019 is: ersatz • AIR-sahts  • adjective : being a usually artificial and inferior substitute or imitation Examples: "If you want to keep your drinks cold without constantly running to the ice machine, using the laundry bag…
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bon vivant

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 2, 2019 is: bon vivant • bahn-vee-VAHNT  • noun : a sociable person who has cultivated and refined tastes especially with respect to food and drink Examples: "The Major was somewhat of a bon vivant, and his wine…
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pointillistic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 1, 2019 is: pointillistic • poyn-tuh-LISS-tik  • adjective 1 : composed of many discrete details or parts 2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of pointillism or pointillists Examples: "[Herman] Wouk is often grouped with middlebrow writers of…
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incognito

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 30, 2019 is: incognito • in-kahg-NEE-toh  • adjective or adverb : with one's identity concealed Examples: "I do walk around the [Las Vegas] Strip. I walk with my head down and a baseball cap on and—so far—no one…
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mutt

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 29, 2019 is: mutt • MUT  • noun 1 : a stupid or insignificant person : fool 2 : a mongrel dog : cur Examples: Our family's new dog is an affable, shaggy-haired mutt who is a delight…
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comestible

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 28, 2019 is: comestible • kuh-MESS-tuh-bul  • adjective : edible Examples: "After all the figs have fully ripened on our farm…, we'll start collecting grapes if the birds haven't nabbed them first and then comes the olive harvest,…
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fawn

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 27, 2019 is: fawn • FAWN  • verb 1 : to court favor by a cringing or flattering manner 2 : to show affection — used especially of a dog Examples: "Like tech C.E.O.s today, Edison attracted an…
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retinue

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 26, 2019 is: retinue • RET-uh-noo  • noun : a group of retainers or attendants Examples: "The Handkerchief Prince was trailed by a retinue of 40 or so Japanese media members, complete with satellite trucks." — Anthony Rieber,…
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sempiternal

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 25, 2019 is: sempiternal • sem-pih-TER-nul  • adjective : of never-ending duration : eternal Examples: "For those who don't ride public transit and for most of their adulthoods travel via automobile between a few tightly curated situations ...…
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billingsgate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 24, 2019 is: billingsgate • BIL-ingz-gayt  • noun : coarsely abusive language Examples: A steady stream of billingsgate could be heard coming from my brother's room as he tried to recover the files lost when his computer crashed. …