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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 August 31, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>permutation</strong> &#149; \per-myoo-TAY-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : often major or fundamental change (as in character or condition) based ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 30, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cap-a-pie</strong> &#149; \kap-uh-PEE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
: from head to foot <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 29, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>precocial</strong> &#149; \prih-KOH-shul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: capable of a high degree of independent activity from birth <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 28, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>pica</strong> &#149; \PYE-kuh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an abnormal desire to eat substances (as chalk or ashes) not normally eaten <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 27, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>fleer</strong> &#149; \FLEER\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a word or look of derision or mockery <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 26, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>suffrage</strong> &#149; \SUF-rij\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a vote given in deciding a disputed question or electing a person for an office or trust ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 25, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>operose</strong> &#149; \AH-puh-rohss\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: tedious, wearisome <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 24, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>dovecote</strong> &#149; \DUV-koht\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a small compartmented raised house or box for domestic pigeons 2 : a settled or ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 23, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>purfle</strong> &#149; \PER-ful\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to ornament the border or edges of <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 22, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Davy Jones's Locker</strong> &#149; \day-vee-johnz-LAH-ker\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the bottom of the ocean <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 21, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ragamuffin</strong> &#149; \RAG-uh-muf-in\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a ragged often disreputable person; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> a poorly ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 20, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>flyblown</strong> &#149; \FLY-blohn\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : not pure <strong>:</strong> tainted b : not bright and new <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 19, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>demesne</strong> &#149; \dih-MAYN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : legal possession of land as one&#146;s own 2 a : the land attached to a mansion b ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 18, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>backstairs</strong> &#149; \BAK-stairz\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: secret, furtive; <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> sordid, scandalous <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 17, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>crazy-quilt</strong> &#149; \KRAY-zee-KWILT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: resembling a patchwork quilt without a design <strong>:</strong> haphazard ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 15, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>rapport</strong> &#149; \ra-POR\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: relation <strong>:</strong> <em>especially</em> <b>:</b> relation marked by harmony, conformity, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 14, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>aper&#231;u</strong> &#149; \ap-er-SOO\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a brief survey or sketch <strong>:</strong> outline 2 : an immediate impression; ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 13, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Janus-faced</strong> &#149; \JAY-nus-fayst\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: having two contrasting aspects; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> duplicitous, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 12, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>abscond</strong> &#149; \ab-SKAHND\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to depart secretly and hide oneself <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 11, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>wyvern</strong> &#149; \WYE-vern\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a mythical animal usually represented as a 2-legged winged creature resembling a dragon <br ...
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