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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 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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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 30, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>callous</strong> &#149; \KAL-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : being hardened and thickened b : having calluses 2 a : feeling no emotion b : feeling ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 29, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>yen</strong> &#149; \YEN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a strong desire or propensity <strong>:</strong> longing; <em>also</em> <b>:</b> urge, craving <br ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 28, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>adscititious</strong> &#149; \ad-suh-TISH-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : derived or acquired from something on the outside 2 : supplemental, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 27, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>infix</strong> &#149; \IN-fiks\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a derivational or inflectional affix appearing in the body of a word <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 26, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sallow</strong> &#149; \SAL-oh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of a grayish greenish yellow color suggesting sickliness <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 25, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>opusculum</strong> &#149; \oh-PUSK-yuh-lum\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a minor work (as of literature) <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 24, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>smite</strong> &#149; \SMYTE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to strike sharply or heavily 2 a : to kill or severely injure by striking b : to attack ...
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