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tractable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 13, 2019 is: tractable • TRAK-tuh-bul  • adjective 1 : capable of being easily led, taught, or controlled : docile 2 : easily handled, managed, or wrought : malleable Examples: "He also looks … at the biological and…
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belle epoque

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 12, 2019 is: belle epoque • BEL-ay-POK  • noun often capitalized Belle Epoque : a period of high artistic or cultural development; especially : such a period in fin de siècle France Examples: "Lest he become pigeonholed in…
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sodden

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 11, 2019 is: sodden • SAH-dun  • adjective 1 a : dull or expressionless especially from continued indulgence in alcoholic beverages b : torpid, sluggish 2 a : heavy with or as if with moisture or water b…
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reiterate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 10, 2019 is: reiterate • ree-IT-uh-rayt  • verb : to state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect Examples: "Flanery reiterated that the new hotel, HRM facility and expanded seating will not require Churchill Downs to…
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oxymoron

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 9, 2019 is: oxymoron • ahk-sih-MOR-ahn  • noun : a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (such as cruel kindness); broadly : something (such as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements Examples: "Truly…
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circumscribe

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 8, 2019 is: circumscribe • SER-kum-skrybe  • verb 1 a : to constrict the range or activity of definitely and clearly b : to define or mark off carefully 2 a : to draw a line around b…
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vexillology

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 7, 2019 is: vexillology • vek-suh-LAH-luh-jee  • noun : the study of flags Examples: "I was recently watching a rerun episode of The Big Bang Theory that featured one of the main characters. Sheldon Cooper was videoing a…
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gingerly

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 6, 2019 is: gingerly • JIN-jer-lee  • adjective : very cautious or careful Examples: "The reality: I am averse to wet clothes, squishy shoes and algae in my hair, so I cautiously stepped into a kayak, trying my…
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acquiesce

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 5, 2019 is: acquiesce • ak-wee-ESS  • verb : to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively —often used with in or to Examples: Eventually, the professor acquiesced to the students' request to have the seminar's final class…
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coup de grâce

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 4, 2019 is: coup de grâce • koo-duh-GRAHSS  • noun 1 : a deathblow or death shot administered to end the suffering of one mortally wounded 2 : a decisive finishing blow, act, or event Examples: "Quarterback Jake…