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probity

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 17, 2020 is: probity • PROH-buh-tee  • noun : adherence to the highest principles and ideals : uprightness Examples: The tale of young George Washington's refusal to tell a lie after cutting down his father's cherry tree was…
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stipulate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 16, 2020 is: stipulate • STIP-yuh-layt  • verb 1 : to make an agreement or covenant to do or forbear something : contract 2 : to demand an express term in an agreement 3 : to specify as…
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vinaceous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 15, 2020 is: vinaceous • vye-NAY-shus  • adjective : of the color of red wine Examples: The dove had a slight vinaceous tinge on its breast and tail. "My Warwickshire venison was even better…; the seared loin was…
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Cupid

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 14, 2020 is: Cupid • KYOO-pid  • noun 1 : the Roman god of erotic love 2 not capitalized : a figure that represents Cupid as a naked usually winged boy often holding a bow and arrow Examples:…
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gustatory

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 13, 2020 is: gustatory • GUSS-tuh-tor-ee  • adjective : relating to or associated with eating or the sense of taste Examples: "December may be full of sparkling holiday soirees, intimate dinners with friends or boisterous family gatherings. This…
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resile

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 12, 2020 is: resile • rih-ZYLE  • verb : recoil, retract; especially : to return to a prior position Examples: "Sir Keir Starmer, who has also announced his candidacy, said his aim was also to restore 'trust' in…
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obloquy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 11, 2020 is: obloquy • AH-bluh-kwee  • noun 1 : a strongly condemnatory utterance : abusive language 2 : the condition of one that is discredited : bad repute Examples: The manager walked quickly back to the dugout…
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debonair

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 10, 2020 is: debonair • deb-uh-NAIR  • adjective 1 : suave, urbane 2 : lighthearted, nonchalant Examples: "Bacs, 47, has sharp features, including a pointed nose; he carries permanent stubble and slicks back his silvered hair, in the…
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expunge

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 9, 2020 is: expunge • ik-SPUNJ  • verb 1 : to strike out, obliterate, or mark for deletion 2 : to efface completely : destroy 3 : to eliminate from one's consciousness Examples: As part of the plea…
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lenticular

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 8, 2020 is: lenticular • len-TIK-yuh-ler  • adjective 1 : having the shape of a double-convex lens 2 : of or relating to a lens 3 : provided with or utilizing lenticules Examples: Amateur astronomers might be interested…