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solecism

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 4, 2020 is: solecism • SAH-luh-siz-um  • noun 1 : an ungrammatical combination of words in a sentence; also : a minor blunder in speech 2 : something deviating from the proper, normal, or accepted order 3 :…
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cocoon

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 3, 2020 is: cocoon • kuh-KOON  • verb : to wrap or envelop in or as if in a cocoon Examples: Lily got out of the water and cocooned herself in a large beach blanket. "By the time…
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pleonasm

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 2, 2020 is: pleonasm • PLEE-uh-naz-um  • noun 1 : the use of more words than those necessary to denote mere sense (as in the man he said) : redundancy 2 : an instance or example of pleonasm…
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loon

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 1, 2020 is: loon • LOON  • noun 1 : lout, idler 2 chiefly Scotland : boy 3 a : a crazy person b : simpleton Examples: "He eagerly races by local cop Tom … at 300 mph,…
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plenary

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 31, 2020 is: plenary • PLEN-uh-ree  • adjective 1 : complete in every respect : absolute, unqualified 2 : fully attended or constituted by all entitled to be present Examples: "The President always retains the plenary power granted…
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laissez-faire

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 30, 2020 is: laissez-faire • less-ay-FAIR  • noun 1 : a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights 2 : a philosophy or practice characterized by…
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quixotic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 29, 2020 is: quixotic • kwik-SAH-tik  • adjective 1 : foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; especially : marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action 2 : capricious, unpredictable Examples: "'Amazon' covers nearly…
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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…