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compunction

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 3, 2020 is: compunction • kum-PUNK-shun  • noun 1 a : anxiety arising from awareness of guilt b : distress of mind over an anticipated action or result 2 : a twinge of misgiving : scruple Examples: "A…
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eolian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 2, 2020 is: eolian • ee-OH-lee-un  • adjective : borne, deposited, produced, or eroded by the wind Examples: The park is known for its eolian caves—chambers formed in sandstone cliffs by powerful winds. "If an extremely tenuous atmosphere…
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stiction

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 1, 2020 is: stiction • STIK-shun  • noun : the force required to cause one body in contact with another to begin to move Examples: "Stiction is stationary friction. Starting the bolt turning takes more force than keeping…
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palmy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 31, 2020 is: palmy • PAH-mee  • adjective 1 : marked by prosperity : flourishing 2 : abounding in or bearing palms Examples: "The new breed of the Silicon Valley lived for work. They were disciplined to the…
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gamut

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 30, 2020 is: gamut • GAM-ut  • noun 1 : the whole series of recognized musical notes 2 : an entire range or series Examples: "Possibly the most interesting man-made structural material is reinforced concrete…. It is economical,…
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assail

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 29, 2020 is: assail • uh-SAIL  • verb 1 : to attack violently : assault 2 : to encounter, undertake, or confront energetically 3 : to oppose, challenge, or criticize harshly and forcefully 4 a : to trouble…
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empirical

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 28, 2020 is: empirical • im-PEER-uh-kul  • adjective 1 : originating in or based on observation or experience 2 : relying on experience or observation alone often without due regard for system and theory  3 : capable of…
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longueur

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 27, 2020 is: longueur • lawn-GUR  • noun : a dull and tedious passage or section (as of a book, play, or musical composition) — usually used in plural Examples: The otherwise crisp pacing of the movie is…
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homonymous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 26, 2020 is: homonymous • hoh-MAH-nuh-mus  • adjective 1 : ambiguous 2 : having the same designation 3 : of, relating to, or being homonyms Examples: "The Chelyabinsk meteorite became a media celebrity after the videos of its…
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instigate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 25, 2020 is: instigate • IN-stuh-gayt  • verb : to goad or urge forward : provoke Examples: "The big thing about effective advertising is that it uses data effectively to instigate behavior." — Nicole Ortiz, Adweek, 14 Apr.…