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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 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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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 26, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>stonewall</strong> &#149; \STOHN-wawl\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to be uncooperative, obstructive, or evasive 2 : to refuse to comply or cooperate ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 25, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>spume</strong> &#149; \SPYOOM\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: frothy matter on liquids <strong>:</strong> foam, scum <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 24, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>kickshaw</strong> &#149; \KIK-shaw\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a fancy dish <strong>:</strong> delicacy 2 : a showy trifle <strong>:</strong> trinket ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 23, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>preterit</strong> &#149; \PRET-uh-rut\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: past tense <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 13, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>yokel</strong> &#149; \YOH-kul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a naive or gullible inhabitant of a rural area or small town <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 12, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>snivel</strong> &#149; \SNIV-ul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to run at the nose 2 : to snuff mucus up the nose audibly <strong>:</strong> snuffle ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 11, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>abrupt</strong> &#149; \uh-BRUPT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : characterized by or involving action or change without preparation or warning <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 10, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>retinue</strong> &#149; \RET-uh-noo\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a group of retainers or attendants <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 09, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>mien</strong> &#149; \MEEN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : air or bearing especially as expressive of attitude or personality <strong>:</strong> demeanor ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 08, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cataract</strong> &#149; \KAT-uh-rakt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a clouding of the lens of the eye or of its surrounding transparent membrane that obstructs ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 07, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>lionize</strong> &#149; \LYE-uh-nyze\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to treat as an object of great interest or importance <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 06, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>gist</strong> &#149; \JIST\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the ground of a legal action 2 : the main point or part <strong>:</strong> essence <br />
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