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belfry

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 15, 2019 is: belfry • BEL-free  • noun 1 : a bell tower; especially : one surmounting or attached to another structure 2 : a room or framework for enclosing a bell 3 : the seat of the…
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exoteric

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 14, 2019 is: exoteric • ek-suh-TAIR-ik  • adjective 1 a : suitable to be imparted to the public b : belonging to the outer or less initiate circle 2 : relating to the outside : external Examples: As…
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triskaidekaphobia

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 13, 2019 is: triskaidekaphobia • triss-kye-dek-uh-FOH-bee-uh  • noun : fear of the number 13 Examples: "We've gathered a list of 13 local theater productions to help you get into that eerie Halloween feeling. Just don't let triskaidekaphobia—fear of…
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wheedle

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 12, 2019 is: wheedle • WEE-dul  • verb 1 : to influence or entice by soft words or flattery 2 : to gain or get by coaxing or flattering 3 : to use soft words or flattery Examples:…
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idée fixe

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 11, 2019 is: idée fixe • ee-day-FEEKS  • noun : an idea that dominates one's mind especially for a prolonged period : obsession Examples: "When Byrne arrived, he noticed the trees stood close together—far too narrow a space…
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blandish

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 10, 2019 is: blandish • BLAN-dish  • verb 1 : to coax with flattery : cajole 2 : to act or speak in a flattering or coaxing manner Examples: "… and all that was left of Pym, it…
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scapegoat

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 9, 2019 is: scapegoat • SKAYP-goat  • noun 1 : a male goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom…
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caustic

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 8, 2019 is: caustic • KAWSS-tik  • adjective 1 : capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action : corrosive 2 : marked by incisive sarcasm 3 : relating to or being the surface or curve of…
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redound

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 7, 2019 is: redound • rih-DOWND  • verb 1 : to have an effect for good or ill 2 : to become transferred or added : accrue 3 : rebound, reflect Examples: "When no one is an expert,…
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amaranthine

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 6, 2019 is: amaranthine • am-uh-RANTH-un  • adjective 1 a : of or relating to an amaranth b : undying 2 : of a pinkish or rosy red color Examples: "At 37-years-old, most players accept they have reached…