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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 February 06, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>inimical</strong> &#149; \in-NIM-ih-kul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : being adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence 2 a : having ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 05, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>moxie</strong> &#149; \MAHK-see\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : energy, pep 2 : courage, determination 3 : know-how <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 04, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>quotidian</strong> &#149; \kwoh-TID-ee-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : occurring every day 2 : belonging to each day <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 03, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ex parte</strong> &#149; \eks-PAR-tee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb or adjective</em><br />
1 : on or from one side or party only &#151; used of legal proceedings ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 02, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>compunction</strong> &#149; \kum-PUNK-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : anxiety arising from awareness of guilt 2 : distress of mind over an ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 01, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ambient</strong> &#149; \AM-bee-unt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: existing or present on all sides <strong>:</strong> encompassing 2 <em>of electronic ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 31, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>succumb</strong> &#149; \suh-KUM\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to yield to superior strength or force or overpowering appeal or desire 2 : to be ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 30, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>urticaria</strong> &#149; \er-tuh-KAIR-ee-uh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: hives <br />
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The first sign of the ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 29, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>disingenuous</strong> &#149; \dis-in-JEN-yuh-wuss\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: lacking in candor; <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> giving a false ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 28, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>retronym</strong> &#149; \REH-troh-nim\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a term (such as <em>analog watch</em> or <em>snail mail</em>) that is newly created ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 27, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>incontrovertible</strong> &#149; \in-kahn-truh-VER-tuh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: not open to question <strong>:</strong> indisputable <br ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 26, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>legerdemain</strong> &#149; \lej-er-duh-MAYN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : sleight of hand 2 : a display of skill and adroitness <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 25, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>constellate</strong> &#149; \KAHN-stuh-layt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to unite in a cluster 2 : to set or adorn with or as if with constellations ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 24, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>evitable</strong> &#149; \EV-uh-tuh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: capable of being avoided <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 23, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>anabasis</strong> &#149; \uh-NAB-uh-sis\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a going or marching up <strong>:</strong> advance; <em>especially</em> <b>:</b> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 22, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>morganatic</strong> &#149; \mor-guh-NAT-ik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of, relating to, or being a marriage between a member of a royal or noble ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 19, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tintinnabulation</strong> &#149; \tin-tuh-nab-yuh-LAY-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the ringing or sounding of bells 2 : a jingling or tinkling ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 18, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>gratuitous</strong> &#149; \gruh-TOO-uh-tuss\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : done or provided without recompense <strong>:</strong> free 2 : ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 17, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>distemper</strong> &#149; \dis-TEM-per\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to throw out of order <br />
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Martha worried ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 16, 2015 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>warp speed</strong> &#149; \WORP-SPEED\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the highest possible speed <br />
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