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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 September 24, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>teleological</strong> &#149; \tel-ee-uh-LAH-jih-kul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: exhibiting or relating to design or purpose especially in nature ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 23, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>syllepsis</strong> &#149; \suh-LEP-sis\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the use of a word to modify or govern syntactically two or more words with only ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 22, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>esurient</strong> &#149; \ih-SUR-ee-unt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: hungry, greedy <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 21, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>aphelion</strong> &#149; \a-FEEL-yun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the point in the path of a celestial body (such as a planet) that is farthest from ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 20, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>carouse</strong> &#149; \kuh-ROWZ (&quot;OW&quot; as in &quot;cow&quot;)\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to drink liquor freely or excessively 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 19, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>velar</strong> &#149; \VEE-ler\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : formed with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate 2 : of, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 18, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hegemony</strong> &#149; \hih-JEM-uh-nee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : dominant influence or authority over others 2 : the social, cultural, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 17, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>olfactory</strong> &#149; \ahl-FAK-tuh-ree\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of, relating to, or connected with the sense of smell <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 16, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>pell-mell</strong> &#149; \pel-MEL\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
1 : in mingled confusion or disorder 2 : in confused haste <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 15, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>divarication</strong> &#149; \dye-vair-uh-KAY-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the action, process, or fact of spreading apart 2 : a divergence ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 14, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>aleatory</strong> &#149; \AY-lee-uh-tor-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: characterized by chance or random elements <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 13, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>grubstake</strong> &#149; \GRUB-stayk\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to provide with material assistance (as a loan) for launching an enterprise or for ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 12, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>lido</strong> &#149; \LEE-doh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a fashionable beach resort <br />
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Sharon bought ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 11, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>exacerbate</strong> &#149; \ig-ZASS-er-bayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to make more violent, bitter, or severe <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 10, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>rathskeller</strong> &#149; \RAHT-skel-er\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a usually basement tavern or restaurant <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 09, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>stereotactic</strong> &#149; \stair-ee-uh-TAK-tik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: involving or used in a surgical technique for precisely directing ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 08, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>culprit</strong> &#149; \KUL-prit\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : one accused of or charged with a crime 2 : one guilty of a crime or a fault 3 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 07, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tantamount</strong> &#149; \TAN-tuh-mount\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: equivalent in value, significance, or effect <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 06, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>disjunctive</strong> &#149; \diss-JUNK-tiv\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : relating to, being, or forming a logical disjunction b : expressing ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 05, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>oleaginous</strong> &#149; \oh-lee-AJ-uh-nus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : resembling or having the properties of oil <strong>:</strong> oily; ...
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