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derogate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 28, 2020 is: derogate • DAIR-uh-gayt  • verb 1 : to cause to seem inferior : disparage 2 : to take away a part so as to impair : detract 3 : to act beneath one's position or…
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cordial

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 27, 2020 is: cordial • KOR-jul  • adjective 1 a : showing or marked by warm and often hearty friendliness, favor, or approval : politely pleasant and friendly b : sincerely or deeply felt 2 : tending to…
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ninja

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 26, 2020 is: ninja • NIN-juh  • noun : a person trained in ancient Japanese martial arts and employed especially for espionage and assassinations Examples: "Mando's one-man raid on the client's compound is lit darkly to better convey…
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gibe

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 25, 2020 is: gibe • JYBE  • verb 1 : to utter taunting words 2 : to deride or tease with taunting words Examples: "My PR firm introduced Tom and me, and I came ready to impress. I…
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timorous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 24, 2020 is: timorous • TIM-uh-rus  • adjective 1 : of a timid disposition : fearful 2 : expressing or suggesting timidity Examples: The study suggests that timorous people suffer from stress more frequently than their bolder peers.…
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welkin

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 23, 2020 is: welkin • WEL-kin  • noun 1 a : the vault of the sky : firmament b : the celestial abode of God or the gods : heaven 2 : the upper atmosphere Examples: "If you…
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lampoon

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 22, 2020 is: lampoon • lam-POON  • verb : to make the subject of a satire : ridicule Examples: "From 'Seinfeld' to 'Veep,' I think [Julia] Louis-Dreyfus' greatness lies in her ability to savagely skewer the ridiculousness of…
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incommunicado

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 21, 2020 is: incommunicado • in-kuh-myoo-nuh-KAH-doh  • adverb or adjective : without means of communication : in a situation or state not allowing communication Examples: Their government has agreed to give the Red Cross access to the prisoners…
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fusty

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 20, 2020 is: fusty • FUSS-tee  • adjective 1 British : impaired by age or dampness : moldy 2 : saturated with dust and stale odors : musty 3 : rigidly old-fashioned or reactionary Examples: "She was there…
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viridity

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 19, 2020 is: viridity • vuh-RID-uh-tee  • noun 1 a : the quality or state of being green b : the color of grass or foliage 2 : naive innocence Examples: The bright colors of spring training baseball,…