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discriminate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 23, 2019 is: discriminate • diss-KRIM-uh-nayt  • verb 1 a : to see the special features of b : to perceive a difference in : differentiate 2 : to distinguish by discerning or exposing differences; especially : to…
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fulgent

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 22, 2019 is: fulgent • FULL-jint  • adjective : dazzlingly bright : radiant Examples: "Reigning as queen of the ball was Miss Skylar Nicole Ballard…. Her majesty's regal ensemble included a gown of white silver lace, tulle and…
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kowtow

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 21, 2019 is: kowtow • KOW-tow  • verb 1 : to show obsequious deference : fawn 2 : to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in token of homage, worship, or deep respect Examples: "[Cyndi] Lauper…
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xenophobia

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 20, 2019 is: xenophobia • zen-uh-FOH-bee-uh  • noun : fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign Examples: "George Kennan, who served at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow…, wrote in 1947…
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haggard

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 19, 2019 is: haggard • HAG-urd  • adjective 1 of a hawk : not tamed 2 a : wild in appearance b : having a worn or emaciated appearance : gaunt Examples: "When I met her at her…
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aught

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 18, 2019 is: aught • AWT  • pronoun 1 : anything 2 : all, everything Examples: "Xury said it was a lion, and it might be so, for aught I know...." — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, 1719 "All…
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flibbertigibbet

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 17, 2019 is: flibbertigibbet • flib-er-tee-JIB-ut  • noun : a silly flighty person Examples: She plays a flibbertigibbet in the movie—a character completely at odds with her real-life reputation as a prolific writer and masterful actor and director.…
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mellifluous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 16, 2019 is: mellifluous • muh-LIFF-luh-wus  • adjective 1 : having a smooth rich flow 2 : filled with something (such as honey) that sweetens Examples: "As you explore each room, you also hear a mellifluous voice-over uttering…
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delectation

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 15, 2019 is: delectation • dee-lek-TAY-shun  • noun : delight, enjoyment Examples: "All of Europe is in mourning for its past. Bookstores are stocked with albums of photographs offering up the vanished past for our delectation and reflex…
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impugn

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 14, 2019 is: impugn • im-PYOON  • verb : to assail by words or arguments : oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity Examples: The defense attorneys did their best to impugn the credibility of the prosecution's…