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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 July 28, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>numismatic</strong> &#149; \noo-muz-MAT-ik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : of or relating to the study or collection of coins, tokens, and money 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 27, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>execrate</strong> &#149; \EK-suh-krayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to declare to be evil or detestable <strong>:</strong> denounce 2 : to detest ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 26, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>celerity</strong> &#149; \suh-LAIR-uh-tee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: rapidity of motion or action <strong>:</strong> swiftness <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 25, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>requisite</strong> &#149; \REK-wuh-zut\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: essential, necessary <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 24, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>silhouette</strong> &#149; \sil-uh-WET\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : a picture (as a drawing or cutout) of the outline of an object filled in with a solid ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 23, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>interpolate</strong> &#149; \in-TER-puh-layt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 a : to change (as a text) by inserting new or foreign matter b : to insert (words) ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 22, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Yooper</strong> &#149; \YOO-per\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan &#151; used as a nickname <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 21, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>fiduciary</strong> &#149; \fuh-DOO-shee-air-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : involving a confidence or trust 2 : held or holding in trust for ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 20, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>big data</strong> &#149; \BIG-DAY-tuh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an accumulation of data that is too large and complex for processing by traditional database ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 19, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>blandish</strong> &#149; \BLAN-dish\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to coax or persuade with flattery <strong>:</strong> cajole 2 : to act or speak ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 18, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>l&#232;se-majest&#233;</strong> &#149; \layz-MAJ-uh-stee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : an offense violating the dignity of sovereign 2 : a detraction ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 17, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>walleyed</strong> &#149; \WAWL-EYED\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : having walleyes or affected with walleye 2 : marked by a wild irrational staring ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 25, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>evince</strong> &#149; \ih-VINSS\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to constitute outward evidence of 2 : to display clearly <strong>:</strong> reveal ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 24, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>mufti</strong> &#149; \MUFF-tee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: ordinary dress as distinguished from that denoting an occupation or station; <em>especially</em> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 23, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hashtag</strong> &#149; \HASH-tag\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that classifies or categorizes the accompanying ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 22, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>gauntlet</strong> &#149; \GAWNT-lut\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a glove worn with medieval armor to protect the hand 2 : any of various protective ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 21, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>oblivion</strong> &#149; \uh-BLIV-ee-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 20, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>saturnine</strong> &#149; \SAT-er-nyne\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : born under or influenced by the planet Saturn 2 a : cold and steady in mood ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 19, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>turducken</strong> &#149; \ter-DUCK-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 18, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>diffident</strong> &#149; \DIF-uh-dunt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence 2 : reserved, ...
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