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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 June 17, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>incongruous</strong> &#149; \in-KAHN-gruh-wus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : lacking congruity: as b : not harmonious <strong>:</strong> incompatible ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 16, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>matriculate</strong> &#149; \muh-TRIK-yuh-layt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university <br ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 15, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>poutine</strong> &#149; \poo-TEEN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a dish of French fries covered with brown gravy and cheese curds - <em>chiefly Canadian</em> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 14, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>antebellum</strong> &#149; \an-tih-BEL-um\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: existing before a war; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> existing before ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 13, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>freegan</strong> &#149; \FREE-gun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an activist who scavenges for free food (as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants) ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 12, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>stoic</strong> &#149; \STOH-ik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: one apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 11, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>crowdfunding</strong> &#149; \KROWD-fun-ding\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 10, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ambrosia</strong> &#149; \am-BROH-zhee-uh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : the food of the Greek and Roman gods b : the ointment or perfume of the gods 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 07, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>totem</strong> &#149; \TOH-tum\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : an animal or plant serving as the emblem of a family or clan; <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 06, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>perdure</strong> &#149; \per-DUR\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to continue to exist <strong>:</strong> last <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 05, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sound</strong> &#149; \SOUND\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : free from disease, injury, defect, or error b : in good condition <strong>:</strong> solid ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 04, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>zowie</strong> &#149; \ZOW-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>interjection</em><br />
: &#151; used to express astonishment or admiration especially in response to something ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 03, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>charlatan</strong> &#149; \SHAHR-luh-tun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a pretender to medical skill <strong>:</strong> quack 2 : one making usually ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 02, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>augur</strong> &#149; \AW-gur\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to foretell (something) or to predict the future especially from omens 2 : to give promise ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 01, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>palmy</strong> &#149; \PAH-mee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : marked by prosperity <strong>:</strong> flourishing 2 : abounding in or bearing ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 31, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>gamut</strong> &#149; \GAM-ut\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the whole series of recognized musical notes 2 : an entire range or series <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 30, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>diktat</strong> &#149; \dik-TAHT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a harsh settlement unilaterally imposed (as on a defeated nation) 2 : decree, order ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 29, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>motley</strong> &#149; \MAHT-lee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : variegated in color 2 : composed of diverse often incongruous elements <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 28, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>toxophilite</strong> &#149; \tahk-SAH-fuh-lyte\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a person fond of or expert at archery <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 27, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bricolage</strong> &#149; \bree-koh-LAHZH\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: construction (as of a sculpture or a structure of ideas) achieved by using whatever ...
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