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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 November 02, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>malapropism</strong> &#149; \noun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>MAL-uh-prah-piz-um</em><br />
1 : the usually unintentionally humorous misuse or distortion of a word ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 01, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>simplistic</strong> &#149; \sim-PLISS-tik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: excessively simple <strong>:</strong> not complete or thorough enough <b>:</b> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 31, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>adduce</strong> &#149; \uh-DOOSS\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to offer as example, reason, or proof in discussion or analysis <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 30, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>collywobbles</strong> &#149; \KAH-lee-wah-bulz\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach <strong>:</strong> bellyache ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 29, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>quixotic</strong> &#149; \kwik-SAH-tik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals 2 : capricious, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 28, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sempiternal</strong> &#149; \sem-pih-TER-nul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of never-ending duration <strong>:</strong> eternal <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 27, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>homage</strong> &#149; \AH-mij\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : something done or given as an acknowledgement of a vassal's duty to his lord 2 a : respect ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 26, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>maunder</strong> &#149; \MAWN-der\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : <em>chiefly British</em> <strong>:</strong> grumble 2 : to wander slowly and idly ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 25, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>vendetta</strong> &#149; \ven-DET-uh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a feud between different families 2 : an often prolonged series of retaliatory, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 24, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>lyric</strong> &#149; \LEER-ik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : suitable for singing <strong>:</strong> melodic 2 : expressing direct usually ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 23, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>interlocutor</strong> &#149; \in-ter-LAH-kyuh-ter\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: one who takes part in dialogue or conversation <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 22, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>turophile</strong> &#149; \TOOR-uh-fyle\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a connoisseur of cheese <strong>:</strong> a cheese fancier <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 21, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>redux</strong> &#149; \ree-DUKS\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: brought back <br />
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Now running in his own ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 20, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>impunity</strong> &#149; \im-PYOO-nuh-tee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 19, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>esculent</strong> &#149; \ESS-kyuh-lunt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: edible <br />
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Morels are <em>esculent</em> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 18, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>neophilia</strong> &#149; \nee-uh-FILL-ee-uh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: love or enthusiasm for what is new or novel <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 17, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>forswear</strong> &#149; \for-SWAIR\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to make a liar of (oneself) under or as if under oath 2 a : to reject, deny, or ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 16, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bucket shop</strong> &#149; \BUK-ut-SHAHP\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a gambling establishment that formerly used market fluctuations (as in commodities) ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 15, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>doctrinaire</strong> &#149; \dahk-truh-NAIR\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: attempting to put into effect an abstract doctrine or theory with little ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 14, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>judgment</strong> &#149; \JUJ-munt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion 2 : a formal decision given by ...
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