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purloin

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 17, 2021 is: purloin • per-LOYN  • verb : to appropriate wrongfully and often by a breach of trust Examples: "A comfortable career of prosperity, if it does not make people honest, at least keeps them so. An…
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lodestone

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 16, 2021 is: lodestone • LOHD-stohn  • noun 1 : magnetite possessing polarity 2 : something that strongly attracts Examples: "… the city was a lodestone of rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues innovation." — John Beifuss, The Memphis (Tennessee) Commercial Appeal,…
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obstreperous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 15, 2021 is: obstreperous • ub-STREP-uh-rus  • adjective 1 : marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness : clamorous 2 : stubbornly resistant to control : unruly Examples: "Throughout a long career, [Lawrence Ferlinghetti] showed courage, taste and willingness…
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discomfit

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 14, 2021 is: discomfit • diss-KUM-fit  • verb 1 : to put into a state of perplexity and embarrassment : disconcert 2 a : to frustrate the plans of : thwart b archaic : to defeat in battle…
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minatory

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 13, 2021 is: minatory • MIN-uh-tor-ee  • adjective : having a menacing quality Examples: "Then the squirrel seemed to notice Vinnie; to turn a minatory black eye toward him. The eye extended out from its head an inch or two…
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gallant

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 12, 2021 is: gallant • GAL-unt  • adjective 1 : showy in dress or bearing : smart 2 a : splendid, stately b : spirited, brave c : nobly chivalrous and often self-sacrificing 3 : courteously and elaborately…
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drub

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 11, 2021 is: drub • DRUB  • verb 1 : to beat severely 2 : to berate critically 3 : to defeat decisively Examples: Morale after the game was low: the hometown team had been drubbed by the…
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fatuous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 10, 2021 is: fatuous • FATCH-oo-us  • adjective : complacently or inanely foolish : silly Examples: "You would have to be an inattentive person never to have noticed the incongruity between the well-informed but fatuous opinions of your…
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vendetta

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 9, 2021 is: vendetta • ven-DET-uh  • noun 1 : a feud between different clans or families : blood feud 2 : an often prolonged series of retaliatory, vengeful, or hostile acts or exchange of such acts Examples:…
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savvy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 8, 2021 is: savvy • SAV-ee  • verb : to understand Examples: "The agency's Denver office sent Siringo, who savvied some Spanish, to Santa Fe." — Ollie Reed Jr., The Albuquerque (New Mexico) Tribune, 30 June 2001 "And…