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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 April 19, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>oblige</strong> &#149; \uh-BLYJE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to constrain by physical, moral, or legal force or by the exigencies of circumstance 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 18, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>lodestar</strong> &#149; \LOHD-stahr\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: one that serves as an inspiration, model, or guide <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 17, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>oneiric</strong> &#149; \oh-NYE-rik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of or relating to dreams <strong>:</strong> dreamy <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 16, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>utopia</strong> &#149; \yoo-TOH-pee-uh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an impractical scheme for social improvement <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 15, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Walter Mitty</strong> &#149; \WAWL-ter-MIT-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a commonplace unadventurous person who seeks escape from reality through daydreaming ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 14, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>madeleine</strong> &#149; \MAD-uh-lun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a small rich shell-shaped cake 2 : one that evokes a memory <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 13, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tabula rasa</strong> &#149; \TAB-yuh-luh-RAH-zuh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the mind in its hypothetical primary blank or empty state before receiving ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 12, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>recondite</strong> &#149; \REK-un-dyte\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : hidden from sight <strong>:</strong> concealed 2 : difficult or impossible ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 11, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>collimate</strong> &#149; \KAH-luh-mayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to make (something, such as light rays) parallel <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 10, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>kith</strong> &#149; \KITH\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: familiar friends, neighbors, or relatives <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 09, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>rancid</strong> &#149; \RAN-sid\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : having a rank smell or taste 2 : offensive <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 08, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>virescent</strong> &#149; \vuh-RESS-unt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: beginning to be green <strong>:</strong> greenish <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 07, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>spandex</strong> &#149; \SPAN-deks\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: any of various elastic textile fibers made chiefly of polyurethane; <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 06, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>epistolary</strong> &#149; \ih-PIST-uh-lair-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : of, relating to, or suitable to a letter 2 : contained in or carried ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 05, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>debunk</strong> &#149; \dee-BUNK\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to expose the sham or falseness of <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 04, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>narwhal</strong> &#149; \NAHR-wahl\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an arctic cetacean (<em>Monodon monoceros</em>) about 20 feet (6 meters) long with the male ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 03, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cadge</strong> &#149; \KAJ\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: beg, sponge <br />
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Mike tried to <em>cadge</em> a cigarette ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 02, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hirsute</strong> &#149; \HER-soot\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : hairy 2 : covered with coarse stiff hairs <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 01, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hospitalist</strong> &#149; \HAH-spih-tuh-list\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients of other physicians ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 31, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>reverberate</strong> &#149; \rih-VER-buh-rayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to reflect or to become reflected 2 : to continue in or as if in a series ...
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