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tutelage

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 14, 2020 is: tutelage • TOO-tuh-lij  • noun 1 a : instruction especially of an individual b : a guiding influence 2 : the state of being under a guardian or tutor 3 a : an act or…
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parsimonious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 13, 2020 is: parsimonious • par-suh-MOH-nee-us  • adjective 1 : exhibiting or marked by thrift or economy; especially : frugal to the point of stinginess 2 : sparing, restrained Examples: "A Monopoly board sat on a makeshift table…
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frisson

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 12, 2020 is: frisson • free-SAWN  • noun : a brief moment of emotional excitement : shudder, thrill Examples: "There's that frisson of excitement when we get the text or the ring notifying us when dinner has arrived at…
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confabulate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 11, 2020 is: confabulate • kun-FAB-yuh-layt  • verb 1 : to talk informally : chat 2 : to hold a discussion : confer 3 : to fill in gaps in memory by fabrication Examples: Before accepting my offer…
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histrionic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 10, 2020 is: histrionic • his-tree-AH-nik  • adjective 1 : deliberately affected : overly dramatic or emotional : theatrical 2 : of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater Examples: "How many water coolers, cocktail parties, and…
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bromide

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 9, 2020 is: bromide • BROH-myde  • noun 1 : a binary compound of bromine with another element or a radical including some (such as potassium bromide) used as sedatives 2 a : a commonplace or tiresome person…
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emulate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 8, 2020 is: emulate • EM-yuh-layt  • verb 1 a : to strive to equal or excel b : imitate; especially : to imitate by means of hardware or software that permits programs written for one computer to…
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sound

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 7, 2020 is: sound • SOWND  • adjective 1 a : free from injury or disease b : free from flaw, defect, or decay 2 a : solid, firm b : stable; also : secure, reliable 3 :…
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legerdemain

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 6, 2020 is: legerdemain • lej-er-duh-MAYN  • noun 1 : sleight of hand 2 : a display of skill and adroitness Examples: "An example of Mr. Northam's political legerdemain is his tax proposal, which avoided the minefields of income…
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deracinate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 5, 2020 is: deracinate • dee-RASS-uh-nayt  • verb 1 : uproot 2 : to remove or separate from a native environment or culture; especially : to remove the racial or ethnic characteristics or influences from Examples: The old-fashioned…