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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…
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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…