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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 January 19, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tintinnabulation</strong> &#149; \tin-tuh-nab-yuh-LAY-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the ringing or sounding of bells 2 : a jingling or tinkling ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 18, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>gratuitous</strong> &#149; \gruh-TOO-uh-tuss\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : done or provided without recompense <strong>:</strong> free 2 : ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 17, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>distemper</strong> &#149; \dis-TEM-per\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to throw out of order <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 16, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>warp speed</strong> &#149; \WORP-SPEED\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the highest possible speed <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 15, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Brobdingnagian</strong> &#149; \brob-ding-NAG-ee-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: marked by tremendous size <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 14, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>zillionaire</strong> &#149; \zil-yuh-NAIR\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an immeasurably wealthy person <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 13, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ex cathedra</strong> &#149; \eks-kuh-THEE-druh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb or adjective</em><br />
: by virtue of or in the exercise of one's office or position ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 12, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>longueur</strong> &#149; \lawn-GUR\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a dull and tedious passage or section (as of a book, play, or musical composition) &#151; ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 11, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hieroglyphic</strong> &#149; \hye-uh-ruh-GLIH-fik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : written in, constituting, or belonging to a system of writing ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 10, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ne plus ultra</strong> &#149; \nay-plus-UL-truh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the highest point capable of being attained <strong>:</strong> acme 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 09, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>advocate</strong> &#149; \AD-vuh-kayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to plead in favor of <br />
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Many parents ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 07, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>virtuoso</strong> &#149; \ver-choo-OH-soh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : an experimenter or investigator especially in the arts and sciences 2 : ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 06, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ombudsman</strong> &#149; \AHM-boodz-mun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a government official who investigates complaints made by individuals against ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 05, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>fallible</strong> &#149; \FAL-uh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : liable to be erroneous 2 : capable of making a mistake <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 04, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bromide</strong> &#149; \BROH-myde\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a compound of bromine and another element or chemical group 2 a : a commonplace ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 03, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>peremptory</strong> &#149; \puh-REMP-tuh-ree\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : barring a right of action, debate, or delay 2 : expressive of urgency ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 02, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>solecism</strong> &#149; \SAH-luh-sih-zum\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : an ungrammatical combination of words in a sentence; <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 01, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>emigrate</strong> &#149; \EM-uh-grayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to leave one's place of residence or country to live elsewhere <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 31, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>vertiginous</strong> &#149; \ver-TIJ-uh-nus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : characterized by or suffering from vertigo or dizziness b : inclined ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 30, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>advertent</strong> &#149; \ad-VER-tunt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: giving attention <strong>:</strong> heedful <br />
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