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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day: Episodes

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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 20, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>quisling</strong> &#149; \KWIZ-ling\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: one who commits treason <strong>:</strong> traitor, collaborator <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 19, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>prudent</strong> &#149; \PROO-dunt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : marked by wisdom or judiciousness 2 : shrewd in the management of practical affairs ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 18, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>whodunit</strong> &#149; \hoo-DUN-it\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a detective story or mystery story <br />
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Betsy ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 17, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>terrestrial</strong> &#149; \tuh-RESS-tree-ul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants 2 : living or growing ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 16, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hinterland</strong> &#149; \HIN-ter-land\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a region lying inland from a coast 2 a : a region remote from cities b : a region ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 15, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bowdlerize</strong> &#149; \BOHD-ler-ize\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to expurgate by omitting or modifying parts considered vulgar 2 : to modify ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 14, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>jinni</strong> &#149; \JEE-nee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : one of a class of spirits that according to Muslim demonology inhabit the earth, assume various ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 13, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>askance</strong> &#149; \uh-SKANSS\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
1 : with a side-glance <strong>:</strong> obliquely 2 : with disapproval or distrust ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 12, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ingurgitate</strong> &#149; \in-GUR-juh-tayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to swallow greedily or in large quantities <strong>:</strong> guzzle <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 11, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>technobabble</strong> &#149; \TEK-nuh-bab-ul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: technical jargon <br />
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The manual for ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 10, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>riparian</strong> &#149; \ruh-PAIR-ee-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse (such as ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 09, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>saltation</strong> &#149; \sal-TAY-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : the action or process of leaping or jumping b : dance 2 : the origin of a new ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 08, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>louche</strong> &#149; \LOOSH\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: not reputable or decent <br />
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The man was nicely ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 07, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>virtuoso</strong> &#149; \ver-choo-OH-soh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : someone skilled in or having a taste for the fine arts 2 : someone who excels ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 06, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>dauntless</strong> &#149; \DAWNT-lus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: resolute especially in the face of danger or difficulty <strong>:</strong> fearless, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 05, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>epigram</strong> &#149; \EP-ih-gram\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a concise poem dealing pointedly and often satirically with a single thought or event ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 04, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cozen</strong> &#149; \KUZ-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 03, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>predicate</strong> &#149; \PRED-uh-kayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : affirm, declare 2 a : to assert to be a quality, attribute, or property &#151; ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 02, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>masterful</strong> &#149; \MASS-ter-ful\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : inclined and usually competent to act as master b : suggestive of a domineering ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 01, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>aficionado</strong> &#149; \uh-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a usually fervently pursued ...
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