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cognizable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 17, 2020 is: cognizable • KAHG-nuh-zuh-bul  • adjective 1 : capable of being judicially heard and determined 2 : capable of being known Examples: "The state also argued that the plaintiffs failed to show 'that they have suffered…
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inveigh

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 16, 2020 is: inveigh • in-VAY  • verb : to protest or complain bitterly or vehemently : rail Examples: "Wearing a blue suit, [Hannah] Gadsby begins by pointing to a prop dog made of crayons onstage, immediately making…
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subterfuge

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 15, 2020 is: subterfuge • SUB-ter-fyooj  • noun 1 : deception by artifice or stratagem in order to conceal, escape, or evade 2 : a deceptive device or stratagem Examples: "First, an antivirus product may upload the complete…
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quiescent

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 14, 2020 is: quiescent • kwy-ESS-unt  • adjective 1 : marked by inactivity or repose : tranquilly at rest 2 : causing no trouble or symptoms Examples: "'Inflation' means a rise in the general level of prices of…
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catch-22

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 13, 2020 is: catch-22 • KATCH-twen-tee-TOO  • noun 1 : a problematic situation for which the only solution is denied by a circumstance inherent in the problem or by a rule; also : the circumstance or rule that…
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yaw

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 12, 2020 is: yaw • YAW  • verb 1 a of a ship : to deviate erratically from a course (as when struck by a heavy sea); especially : to move from side to side b of an…
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malaise

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 11, 2020 is: malaise • muh-LAYZ  • noun 1 : an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness 2 : a vague sense of mental or moral…
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vivacious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 10, 2020 is: vivacious • vuh-VAY-shus  • adjective : lively in temper, conduct, or spirit : sprightly Examples: The host was a vivacious woman with a knack for making people feel comfortable. "Totoro, the story of two young…
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ferret

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 9, 2020 is: ferret • FAIR-ut  • verb 1 : to hunt game with ferrets 2 : to drive out of a hiding place 3 : to find and bring to light by searching — usually used with…
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beholden

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 8, 2020 is: beholden • bih-HOHL-dun  • adjective : being under obligation for a favor or gift : indebted Examples: "When the Second Continental Congress ratified the final text of this Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776,…