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martinet

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 30, 2019 is: martinet • mar-tuh-NET  • noun 1 : a strict disciplinarian 2 : a person who stresses a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods Examples: "Her father was a diet-and-exercise martinet, imposing a…
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augur

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 29, 2019 is: augur • AW-gur  • verb 1 : to foretell especially from omens 2 : to give promise of : presage Examples: "The new discovery should provide insight into the elusive origins of the strange bright…
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irascible

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 28, 2019 is: irascible • ir-RASS-uh-bul  • adjective : marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger Examples: That tidy little house belongs to an irascible crank who never has a kind word for any of his neighbors.…
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desuetude

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 27, 2019 is: desuetude • DESS-wih-tood  • noun : discontinuance from use or exercise : disuse Examples: The old bridge, which fell into desuetude after the railroad was shut down, has recently been opened as a pedestrian walkway.…
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wangle

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 26, 2019 is: wangle • WANG-gul  • verb 1 : to resort to trickery 2 : to adjust or manipulate for personal or fraudulent ends 3 : to make or get by devious means : finagle Examples: "He…
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kludge

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 25, 2019 is: kludge • KLOOJ  • noun : a haphazard or makeshift solution to a problem and especially to a computer or programming problem Examples: Andy knocked out a hasty kludge to circumvent the buggy code until…
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sporadic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 24, 2019 is: sporadic • spuh-RAD-ik  • adjective : occurring occasionally, singly, or in irregular or random instances Examples: The team's regular meetings became sporadic over the summer months, when at some points up to half of its…
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excursion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 23, 2019 is: excursion • ik-SKER-zhun  • noun 1 a : a going out or forth : expedition b (1) : a usually brief pleasure trip (2) : a trip at special reduced rates 2 : deviation from…
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chivy

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 22, 2019 is: chivy • CHIV-ee  • verb 1 : to tease or annoy with persistent petty attacks 2 : to move or obtain by small maneuvers Examples: Marielle watched her little brother as he chivied an olive…
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misnomer

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 21, 2019 is: misnomer • miss-NOH-mer  • noun 1 : the misnaming of a person in a legal instrument 2 a : a use of a wrong or inappropriate name b : a wrong name or inappropriate designation…