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gallivant

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 29, 2019 is: gallivant • GAL-uh-vant  • verb 1 informal : to travel, roam, or move about for pleasure 2 dated, informal : to go about usually ostentatiously or indiscreetly with members of the opposite sex Examples: After…
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impervious

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 28, 2019 is: impervious • im-PER-vee-us  • adjective 1 a : not allowing entrance or passage : impenetrable   b : not capable of being damaged or harmed 2 : not capable of being affected or disturbed Examples:…
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punctilio

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 27, 2019 is: punctilio • punk-TILL-ee-oh  • noun 1 : a minute detail of conduct in a ceremony or in observance of a code 2 : careful observance of forms (as in social conduct) Examples: "It is hard…
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whipsaw

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 26, 2019 is: whipsaw • WIP-saw  • verb 1 : to saw with a whipsaw 2 : to beset or victimize in two opposite ways at once, by two-phase operation, or by the collusive action of two opponents…
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evergreen

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 25, 2019 is: evergreen • EV-er-green  • adjective 1 : having foliage that remains green and functional through more than one growing season 2 a : retaining freshness or interest : perennial b : universally and continually relevant…
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luminaria

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 24, 2019 is: luminaria • loo-muh-NAIR-ee-uh  • noun : a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a paper bag Examples: "Mount Vernon Avenue will be illuminated by thousands of luminarias and feature storefront…
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discriminate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 23, 2019 is: discriminate • diss-KRIM-uh-nayt  • verb 1 a : to see the special features of b : to perceive a difference in : differentiate 2 : to distinguish by discerning or exposing differences; especially : to…
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fulgent

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 22, 2019 is: fulgent • FULL-jint  • adjective : dazzlingly bright : radiant Examples: "Reigning as queen of the ball was Miss Skylar Nicole Ballard…. Her majesty's regal ensemble included a gown of white silver lace, tulle and…
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kowtow

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 21, 2019 is: kowtow • KOW-tow  • verb 1 : to show obsequious deference : fawn 2 : to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in token of homage, worship, or deep respect Examples: "[Cyndi] Lauper…
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xenophobia

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 20, 2019 is: xenophobia • zen-uh-FOH-bee-uh  • noun : fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign Examples: "George Kennan, who served at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow…, wrote in 1947…