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intercalate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 19, 2020 is: intercalate • in-TER-kuh-layt  • verb 1 : to insert (something, such as a day) in a calendar 2 : to insert between or among existing elements or layers Examples: "The fossiliferous deposits … consist of…
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vicarious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 18, 2020 is: vicarious • vye-KAIR-ee-us  • adjective 1 : experienced or realized through imaginative or sympathetic participation in the experience of another 2 a : serving instead of someone or something else b : that has been delegated…
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tontine

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 17, 2020 is: tontine • TAHN-teen  • noun : a joint financial arrangement whereby the participants usually contribute equally to a prize that is awarded entirely to the participant who survives all the others Examples: "For denizens of…
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hirsute

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 16, 2020 is: hirsute • HER-soot  • adjective 1 : hairy 2 : covered with coarse stiff hairs Examples: Turner wore a hirsute mask as part of his werewolf costume for the school play. "Berry is a stocky,…
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artifice

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 15, 2020 is: artifice • AHR-tuh-fus  • noun 1 a : clever or artful skill : ingenuity  b : an ingenious device or expedient 2 a : an artful stratagem : trick  b : false or insincere behavior…
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lily-livered

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 14, 2020 is: lily-livered • LILL-ee-LIV-erd  • adjective : lacking courage : cowardly Examples: "The deus ex machina aspect of Mando's comrades popping up to save him and Baby Yoda from certain death once he proved he wasn't a…
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glom

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 13, 2020 is: glom • GLAHM  • verb 1 : take, steal 2 : seize, catch Examples: "It would not surprise me if the sampling 'Fleabag' receives from glomming an Emmy sets it up as a series that…
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weal

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 12, 2020 is: weal • WEEL  • noun : a sound, healthy, or prosperous state : well-being Examples: Before presenting the bill to the legislature, the senator spoke of devotion to the general weal. "All our life ……
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convoke

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 11, 2020 is: convoke • kun-VOHK  • verb : to call together to a meeting Examples: "The gloves were off now, and to mobilize every possible moral and military advantage, the pope convoked a general church Council in…
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elixir

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 10, 2020 is: elixir • ih-LIK-ser  • noun 1 a (1) : a substance held to be capable of changing base metals into gold (2) : a substance held to be capable of prolonging life indefinitely b (1)…