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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, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>lotusland</strong> &#149; \LOH-tus-land\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a place inducing contentment especially through offering an idyllic living situation ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 11, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>verdant</strong> &#149; \VER-dunt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : green in tint or color b : green with growing plants 2 : unripe in experience ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 10, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>juncture</strong> &#149; \JUNK-cher\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : joint, connection 2 : a point of time; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> one ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 09, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bicoastal</strong> &#149; \bye-KOAST-ul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of or relating to or living or working on both the east and west coasts of the ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 08, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>travail</strong> &#149; \truh-VAIL\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : work especially of a painful or laborious nature <strong>:</strong> toil b : a physical ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 07, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>anfractuous</strong> &#149; \an-FRAK-chuh-wus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: full of windings and intricate turnings <strong>:</strong> tortuous <br ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 06, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>purport</strong> &#149; \per-PORT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming (something implied ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 05, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>enjoin</strong> &#149; \in-JOIN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to direct or impose by authoritative order or with urgent admonition 2 a : forbid, prohibit ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 04, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>incisive</strong> &#149; \in-SYE-siv\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: impressively direct and decisive (as in manner or presentation) <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 03, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sounding board</strong> &#149; \SOUND-ing-BORD\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a person or group on whom one tries out an idea or opinion as a means of evaluating ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 02, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>capricious</strong> &#149; \kuh-PRISH-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: governed or characterized by caprice <strong>:</strong> impulsive, unpredictable ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 01, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>diapause</strong> &#149; \DYE-uh-pawz\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a period of physiologically enforced dormancy between periods of activity <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 31, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>refluent</strong> &#149; \REH-floo-unt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: flowing back <br />
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&quot;And in haste ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 30, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>amphibology</strong> &#149; \am-fuh-BAH-luh-jee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a sentence or phrase that can be interpreted in more than one way <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 29, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>discomfit</strong> &#149; \diss-KUM-fit\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to frustrate the plans of <strong>:</strong> thwart 2 : to put into a state ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 28, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>persiflage</strong> &#149; \PER-suh-flahzh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: frivolous bantering talk <strong>:</strong> light raillery <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 27, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>quiescent</strong> &#149; \kwy-ESS-unt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : marked by inactivity or repose <strong>:</strong> tranquilly at rest 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 26, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>verdigris</strong> &#149; \VER-duh-greess\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a green or bluish deposit formed on copper, brass, or bronze surfaces <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 25, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ulterior</strong> &#149; \ul-TEER-ee-er\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : lying farther away <strong>:</strong> more remote b : situated on the farther ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 24, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>jackanapes</strong> &#149; \JAK-uh-nayps\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : monkey, ape 2 a : an impudent or conceited fellow b : a saucy or mischievous ...
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