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coruscate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 25, 2019 is: coruscate • KOR-uh-skayt  • verb 1 : to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes : sparkle 2 : to be brilliant or showy in technique or style Examples: "You can sense…
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Noachian

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 24, 2019 is: Noachian • noh-AY-kee-un  • adjective 1 : of or relating to the patriarch Noah or his time 2 : ancient, antiquated Examples: "So you thought the weather of 2009 was a bit on the insane…
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spoonerism

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 23, 2019 is: spoonerism • SPOO-nuh-riz-um  • noun : a transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words (as in tons of soil for sons of toil) Examples: "The girlfriend is part of the origin story…
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fiduciary

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 22, 2019 is: fiduciary • fuh-DOO-shee-air-ee  • adjective : of, relating to, or involving a confidence or trust: such as a : held or founded in trust or confidence b : holding in trust c : depending on…
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comprise

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 21, 2019 is: comprise • kum-PRYZE  • verb 1 : to be made up of 2 : compose, constitute 3 : to include especially within a particular scope Examples: The city developers' plans include a massive recreational complex…
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knackered

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 20, 2019 is: knackered • NAK-erd  • adjective British : tired, exhausted Examples: "Even the most perky 20-something is going to age, have kids and get knackered eventually. And like millions before them they will turn on their…
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deke

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 19, 2019 is: deke • DEEK  • verb : to fake an opponent out of position (as in ice hockey) Examples: "[Carl Yastrzemski] led the league in (outfield) assists seven times. He was great at deking the runner…
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hobbyhorse

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 18, 2019 is: hobbyhorse • HAH-bee-horss  • noun 1 a : a figure of a horse fastened about the waist in the morris dance b : a dancer wearing this figure 2 a : a stick having an imitation…
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maunder

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 17, 2019 is: maunder • MAWN-der  • verb 1 : chiefly British : grumble 2 : to wander slowly and idly 3 : to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly Examples: The bed-and-breakfast was delightful but we felt a bit…
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genial

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 16, 2019 is: genial • JEE-nee-ul  • adjective 1 : favorable to growth or comfort : mild 2 : marked by or freely expressing sympathy or friendliness 3 : displaying or marked by genius Examples: "What country seems…