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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 December 11, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>allege</strong> &#149; \uh-LEJ\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to assert without proof or before proving 2 : to bring forward as a reason or excuse ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 10, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>calumny</strong> &#149; \KAL-um-nee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation 2 : the act of uttering ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 09, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>mellifluous</strong> &#149; \muh-LIFF-luh-wus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : having a smooth rich flow 2 : filled with something (such as ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 08, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>greenmail</strong> &#149; \GREEN-mail\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the practice of buying enough of a company's stock to threaten a hostile takeover ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 07, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>impervious</strong> &#149; \im-PER-vee-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : not allowing entrance or passage <strong>:</strong> impenetrable b : ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 06, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bouleversement</strong> &#149; \bool-vair-suh-MAHNG\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : reversal 2 : a violent disturbance <strong>:</strong> disorder ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 05, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>deride</strong> &#149; \dih-RYDE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to laugh at contemptuously 2 : to subject to usually bitter or contemptuous ridicule ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 04, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>caitiff</strong> &#149; \KAY-tif\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: cowardly, despicable <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 03, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>haggard</strong> &#149; \HAG-urd\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : wild in appearance b : having a worn or emaciated appearance <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 02, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>shopaholic</strong> &#149; \shah-puh-HAH-lik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: one who is extremely or excessively fond of shopping <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 01, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>penultimate</strong> &#149; \pih-NUL-tuh-mut\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : occurring immediately before the last one <strong>:</strong> next ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 30, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>abbreviate</strong> &#149; \uh-BREE-vee-ayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to make briefer; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> to reduce to a shorter ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 29, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>vicious circle</strong> &#149; \VISH-us-SER-kul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : an argument or definition that begs the question 2 : a chain of ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 28, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>heterodox</strong> &#149; \HET-uh-ruh-dahks\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 27, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>nostrum</strong> &#149; \NAHSS-trum\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a usually questionable remedy or scheme <strong>:</strong> panacea <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 26, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>crabwise</strong> &#149; \KRAB-wyze\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
1 : sideways 2 : in a sidling or cautiously indirect manner <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 25, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>pelagic</strong> &#149; \puh-LAJ-ik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of, relating to, or living or occurring in the open sea <strong>:</strong> oceanic ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 22, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>shrive</strong> &#149; \SHRYVE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to administer the sacrament of reconciliation to 2 : to free from guilt <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 21, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>golden handcuffs</strong> &#149; \GOHL-dun-HAND-kufs\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: special benefits offered to an employee as an inducement to continue ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 20, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>weal</strong> &#149; \WEEL\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a sound, healthy, or prosperous state <strong>:</strong> well-being <br />
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