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emeritus

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 23, 2021 is: emeritus • ih-MEH-ruh-tus  • adjective 1 : holding after retirement an honorary title corresponding to that held last during active service 2 : retired from an office or position Examples: Following her retirement after 35 years…
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miasma

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 22, 2021 is: miasma • mye-AZ-muh  • noun 1 : a vaporous exhalation formerly believed to cause disease; also : a heavy vaporous emanation or atmosphere 2 : an influence or atmosphere that tends to deplete or corrupt;…
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inveigle

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 21, 2021 is: inveigle • in-VAY-gul  • verb 1 : to win over by wiles : entice 2 : to acquire by ingenuity or flattery : wangle Examples: "Maybe she and Terfel, … whose trajectory into the upper…
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progeny

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 20, 2021 is: progeny • PRAH-juh-nee  • noun 1 a : descendants, children b : offspring of animals or plants 2 : outcome, product 3 : a body of followers, disciples, or successors Examples: The champion thoroughbred passed…
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abrupt

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 19, 2021 is: abrupt • uh-BRUPT  • adjective 1 a : characterized by or involving action or change without preparation or warning : sudden and unexpected b : rudely or unceremoniously curt c : lacking smoothness or continuity…
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calumny

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 18, 2021 is: calumny • KAL-um-nee  • noun 1 : a misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation 2 : the act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation Examples: "[Heinrich von Kleist] sets…
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harry

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 17, 2021 is: harry • HAIR-ee  • verb 1 : to make a pillaging or destructive raid on : assault 2 : to force to move along by harassing 3 : to torment by or as if by…
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jocund

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 16, 2021 is: jocund • JAH-kund  • adjective : marked by or suggestive of high spirits and lively mirthfulness Examples: "'Get drunk … on words!' proclaims this pub crawl/reading event: More than 80 writers will take over some…
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fealty

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 15, 2021 is: fealty • FEE-ul-tee  • noun 1 a : the fidelity of a vassal or feudal tenant to his lord b : the obligation of such fidelity 2 : intense fidelity Examples: "Ordinary English soccer fans…
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desolate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 26, 2021 is: desolate • DESS-uh-lut  • adjective 1 : devoid of inhabitants and visitors : deserted 2 : joyless, disconsolate, and sorrowful through or as if through separation from a loved one 3 a : showing the…