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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…
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ersatz

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 3, 2019 is: ersatz • AIR-sahts  • adjective : being a usually artificial and inferior substitute or imitation Examples: "If you want to keep your drinks cold without constantly running to the ice machine, using the laundry bag…
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bon vivant

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 2, 2019 is: bon vivant • bahn-vee-VAHNT  • noun : a sociable person who has cultivated and refined tastes especially with respect to food and drink Examples: "The Major was somewhat of a bon vivant, and his wine…
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pointillistic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 1, 2019 is: pointillistic • poyn-tuh-LISS-tik  • adjective 1 : composed of many discrete details or parts 2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of pointillism or pointillists Examples: "[Herman] Wouk is often grouped with middlebrow writers of…
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incognito

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 30, 2019 is: incognito • in-kahg-NEE-toh  • adjective or adverb : with one's identity concealed Examples: "I do walk around the [Las Vegas] Strip. I walk with my head down and a baseball cap on and—so far—no one…
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mutt

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 29, 2019 is: mutt • MUT  • noun 1 : a stupid or insignificant person : fool 2 : a mongrel dog : cur Examples: Our family's new dog is an affable, shaggy-haired mutt who is a delight…