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resile

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 12, 2020 is: resile • rih-ZYLE  • verb : recoil, retract; especially : to return to a prior position Examples: "Sir Keir Starmer, who has also announced his candidacy, said his aim was also to restore 'trust' in…
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obloquy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 11, 2020 is: obloquy • AH-bluh-kwee  • noun 1 : a strongly condemnatory utterance : abusive language 2 : the condition of one that is discredited : bad repute Examples: The manager walked quickly back to the dugout…
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debonair

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 10, 2020 is: debonair • deb-uh-NAIR  • adjective 1 : suave, urbane 2 : lighthearted, nonchalant Examples: "Bacs, 47, has sharp features, including a pointed nose; he carries permanent stubble and slicks back his silvered hair, in the…
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expunge

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 9, 2020 is: expunge • ik-SPUNJ  • verb 1 : to strike out, obliterate, or mark for deletion 2 : to efface completely : destroy 3 : to eliminate from one's consciousness Examples: As part of the plea…
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lenticular

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 8, 2020 is: lenticular • len-TIK-yuh-ler  • adjective 1 : having the shape of a double-convex lens 2 : of or relating to a lens 3 : provided with or utilizing lenticules Examples: Amateur astronomers might be interested…
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infantilize

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 7, 2020 is: infantilize • IN-fun-tye-lyze  • verb 1 : to make or keep infantile 2 : to treat as if infantile Examples: "Food manufacturers have been infantilizing us by selling calorie-dense, salty, sweet stuff in brightly colored…
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Just the Facts Ma’am

One of the things that I've become aware of more recently, and I'm guilty at times of this myself, is a distinct lack of fact-checking of online content.  These articles almost always have a catchy must-read title.  The content will be peppered with true statements…
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canard

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 6, 2020 is: canard • kuh-NARD  • noun 1 a : a false or unfounded report or story; especially : a fabricated report b : a groundless rumor or belief 2 : an airplane with horizontal stabilizing and…
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scumble

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 4, 2020 is: scumble • SKUM-bul  • verb 1 a : to make (something, such as color or a painting) less brilliant by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color applied with a nearly dry brush…
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hierophant

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 3, 2020 is: hierophant • HYE-uh-ruh-fant  • noun 1 : a priest in ancient Greece; specifically : the chief priest of the Eleusinian mysteries 2 a : a person who explains : expositor b : one who defends…