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haggard

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 19, 2019 is: haggard • HAG-urd  • adjective 1 of a hawk : not tamed 2 a : wild in appearance b : having a worn or emaciated appearance : gaunt Examples: "When I met her at her…
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aught

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 18, 2019 is: aught • AWT  • pronoun 1 : anything 2 : all, everything Examples: "Xury said it was a lion, and it might be so, for aught I know...." — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, 1719 "All…
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flibbertigibbet

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 17, 2019 is: flibbertigibbet • flib-er-tee-JIB-ut  • noun : a silly flighty person Examples: She plays a flibbertigibbet in the movie—a character completely at odds with her real-life reputation as a prolific writer and masterful actor and director.…
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mellifluous

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 16, 2019 is: mellifluous • muh-LIFF-luh-wus  • adjective 1 : having a smooth rich flow 2 : filled with something (such as honey) that sweetens Examples: "As you explore each room, you also hear a mellifluous voice-over uttering…
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delectation

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 15, 2019 is: delectation • dee-lek-TAY-shun  • noun : delight, enjoyment Examples: "All of Europe is in mourning for its past. Bookstores are stocked with albums of photographs offering up the vanished past for our delectation and reflex…
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impugn

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 14, 2019 is: impugn • im-PYOON  • verb : to assail by words or arguments : oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity Examples: The defense attorneys did their best to impugn the credibility of the prosecution's…
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tractable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 13, 2019 is: tractable • TRAK-tuh-bul  • adjective 1 : capable of being easily led, taught, or controlled : docile 2 : easily handled, managed, or wrought : malleable Examples: "He also looks … at the biological and…
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belle epoque

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 12, 2019 is: belle epoque • BEL-ay-POK  • noun often capitalized Belle Epoque : a period of high artistic or cultural development; especially : such a period in fin de siècle France Examples: "Lest he become pigeonholed in…
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sodden

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 11, 2019 is: sodden • SAH-dun  • adjective 1 a : dull or expressionless especially from continued indulgence in alcoholic beverages b : torpid, sluggish 2 a : heavy with or as if with moisture or water b…
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reiterate

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 10, 2019 is: reiterate • ree-IT-uh-rayt  • verb : to state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect Examples: "Flanery reiterated that the new hotel, HRM facility and expanded seating will not require Churchill Downs to…