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balkanize

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 10, 2019 is: balkanize • BAWL-kuh-nyze  • verb 1 : to break up (a region, a group, etc.) into smaller and often hostile units 2 : divide, compartmentalize Examples: "Tech companies and civil rights advocates warn that the increasing…
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omnium-gatherum

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 9, 2019 is: omnium-gatherum • ahm-nee-um-GA-thuh-rum  • noun : a miscellaneous collection (as of things or persons) Examples: "Muldoon's Picnic—the critically acclaimed omnium-gatherum of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—has become a staple of New York's cultural diet." —…
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aggregate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 8, 2019 is: aggregate • AG-rih-gut  • noun 1 : a mass or body of units or parts somewhat loosely associated with one another 2 : the whole sum or amount : sum total Examples: The university's various…
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ransack

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 7, 2019 is: ransack • RAN-sak  • verb 1 : to look through thoroughly in often a rough way 2 : to search through and steal from in a forceful and damaging way : plunder Examples: The kids…
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totem

  Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 6, 2019 is: totem • TOH-tum  • noun 1 a : an object (such as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; also :…
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passim

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 5, 2019 is: passim • PASS-im  • adverb : in one place and another : here and there Examples: The old cookbooks that once belonged to Michael's grandmother had some of her own recipes and other annotations penciled…
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faze

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 4, 2019 is: faze • FAYZ  • verb : to disturb the composure of : disconcert, daunt Examples: My grandfather was a stolid individual who was not easily fazed by life's troubles. "The heat didn't faze the crowd,…
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silly season

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 3, 2019 is: silly season • SIL-ee-SEE-zun  • noun 1 : a period (such as late summer) when the mass media often focus on trivial or frivolous matters for lack of major news stories 2 : a period…
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clarion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 2, 2019 is: clarion • KLAIR-ee-un  • adjective : brilliantly clear; also : loud and clear Examples: "The guitars take off like fighter planes and [Stef Chura] delivers a clarion, country-steeped vocal, somewhere between Kitty Wells and Kurt…
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luftmensch

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 1, 2019 is: luftmensch • LOOFT-mensh (the "OO" is as in "foot")  • noun : an impractical contemplative person having no definite business or income Examples: "People like Luftmenschen, and they've liked them for a long time. The…