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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 October 03, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>solipsism</strong> &#149; \SOH-lip-sih-zum\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 02, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>expropriate</strong> &#149; \ek-SPROH-pree-ayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to deprive of possession or proprietary rights 2 : to transfer (the ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 01, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>global village</strong> &#149; \GLOH-bul VIL-ij\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the world viewed as a community in which distance and isolation have been ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 30, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>wheedle</strong> &#149; \WEE-dul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to influence or entice by soft words or flattery 2 : to gain or get by coaxing ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 29, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>rapier</strong> &#149; \RAY-pee-er\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: extremely sharp or keen <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 28, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sotto voce</strong> &#149; \sah-toh-VOH-chee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb or adjective</em><br />
1 : under the breath <strong>:</strong> in an undertone; <em>also</em> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 27, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>fain&#233;ant</strong> &#149; \fay-nay-AHN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: idle and ineffectual <strong>:</strong> indolent <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 26, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>G&#246;tterd&#228;mmerung</strong> &#149; \gher-ter-DEM-uh-roong\&nbsp; &#149; <em></em><br />
: a collapse (as of a society or regime) marked by catastrophic ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 25, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>palaver</strong> &#149; \puh-LAV-er\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a long discussion or meeting usually between persons of different cultures or levels ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 24, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>teleological</strong> &#149; \tel-ee-uh-LAH-jih-kul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: exhibiting or relating to design or purpose especially in nature ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 23, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>syllepsis</strong> &#149; \suh-LEP-sis\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the use of a word to modify or govern syntactically two or more words with only ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 22, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>esurient</strong> &#149; \ih-SUR-ee-unt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: hungry, greedy <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 21, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>aphelion</strong> &#149; \a-FEEL-yun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the point in the path of a celestial body (such as a planet) that is farthest from ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 20, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>carouse</strong> &#149; \kuh-ROWZ (&quot;OW&quot; as in &quot;cow&quot;)\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to drink liquor freely or excessively 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 19, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>velar</strong> &#149; \VEE-ler\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : formed with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate 2 : of, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 18, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hegemony</strong> &#149; \hih-JEM-uh-nee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : dominant influence or authority over others 2 : the social, cultural, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 17, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>olfactory</strong> &#149; \ahl-FAK-tuh-ree\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of, relating to, or connected with the sense of smell <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 16, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>pell-mell</strong> &#149; \pel-MEL\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
1 : in mingled confusion or disorder 2 : in confused haste <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 15, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>divarication</strong> &#149; \dye-vair-uh-KAY-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the action, process, or fact of spreading apart 2 : a divergence ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 14, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>aleatory</strong> &#149; \AY-lee-uh-tor-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: characterized by chance or random elements <br />
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