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surfeit

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 8, 2020 is: surfeit • SER-fut  • noun 1 : an overabundant supply : excess 2 : an intemperate or immoderate indulgence in something (such as food or drink) 3 : disgust caused by excess Examples: "The fracking…
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dragoon

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 7, 2020 is: dragoon • druh-GOON  • verb 1 : to subjugate or persecute by harsh use of troops 2 : to force into submission or compliance especially by violent measures Examples: The ragtag force, composed mostly of…
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agrarian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 6, 2020 is: agrarian • uh-GRAIR-ee-un  • adjective 1 : of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure 2 a : of, relating to, or characteristic of farmers or their way of life b : organized or…
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permutation

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 5, 2020 is: permutation • per-myoo-TAY-shun  • noun 1 : often major or fundamental change (as in character or condition) based primarily on rearrangement of existent elements; also : a form or variety resulting from such change 2…
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mendacious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 4, 2020 is: mendacious • men-DAY-shus  • adjective : given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth Examples: Students in the class analyze political speeches and learn how to separate exaggerations and mendacious…
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foible

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 3, 2020 is: foible • FOY-bul  • noun 1 : the part of a sword or foil blade between the middle and point 2 : a minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behavior : weakness Examples: "From…
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cosmeticize

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 2, 2020 is: cosmeticize • kahz-MET-uh-syze  • verb : to make (something unpleasant or ugly) superficially attractive Examples: The documentary takes a hard look at life in the camp, never once cosmeticizing the experience of its inhabitants. "This…
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redux

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 1, 2020 is: redux • ree-DUKS  • adjective : brought back—used postpositively Examples: Following a spell of unseasonably warm weather in late March, April felt like winter redux as temperatures plunged back below freezing. "With No. 1 LSU…
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shindig

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 31, 2019 is: shindig • SHIN-dig  • noun 1 a : a social gathering with dancing b : a usually large or lavish party 2 : fracas, uproar Examples: "In the program notes, director Isaac Lamb says he's…
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penultimate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 30, 2019 is: penultimate • pih-NUL-tuh-mut  • adjective 1 : next to the last 2 : of or relating to the next to the last syllable of a word Examples: The penultimate episode of the TV series features…