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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 March 14, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>exhort</strong> &#149; \ig-ZORT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to incite by argument or advice <strong>:</strong> urge strongly <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 13, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>fantod</strong> &#149; \FAN-tahd\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : a state of irritability and tension b : fidgets 2 : an emotional outburst <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 12, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>artless</strong> &#149; \AHRT-lus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : lacking art, knowledge, or skill <strong>:</strong> uncultured 2 a : made without ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 11, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>jingoism</strong> &#149; \JING-goh-iz-im\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 10, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>gritty</strong> &#149; \GRIT-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : containing or resembling grit 2 : courageously persistent <strong>:</strong> plucky ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 09, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>billingsgate</strong> &#149; \BIL-ingz-gayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: coarsely abusive language <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 08, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cleave</strong> &#149; \KLEEV\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to divide by or as if by a cutting blow <strong>:</strong> split 2 : to separate into ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 07, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>froward</strong> &#149; \FROH-erd\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 06, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>soothsayer</strong> &#149; \SOOTH-say-er\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive, or more rational means <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 05, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>disinterested</strong> &#149; \diss-IN-truss-tud\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : not having the mind or feelings engaged <strong>:</strong> not interested ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 04, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>magnum opus</strong> &#149; \MAG-num-OH-pus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a great work; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> the greatest achievement of ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 03, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>decoct</strong> &#149; \dih-KAHKT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to extract the flavor of by boiling 2 : boil down, concentrate <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 02, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cerebral</strong> &#149; \suh-REE-brul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : of or relating to the brain or the intellect b : of, relating to, affecting, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 01, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>plaintiff</strong> &#149; \PLAYN-tif\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a person who brings a legal action <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 28, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cheeseparing</strong> &#149; \CHEEZ-pair-ing\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : something worthless or insignificant 2 : miserly economizing <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 27, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>zeitgeber</strong> &#149; \TSYTE-gay-ber\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an environmental agent or event that provides the stimulus setting or resetting ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 26, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>picayune</strong> &#149; \pik-ee-YOON\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of little value <strong>:</strong> paltry; <em>also</em> <b>:</b> petty, small-minded ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 25, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>solatium</strong> &#149; \soh-LAY-shee-um\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a compensation (as money) given as solace for suffering, loss, or injured feelings ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 24, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sashay</strong> &#149; \sa-SHAY\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to make a chass&#233; 2 a : walk, glide, go b : to strut or move about in an ostentatious ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 23, 2014 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tangerine</strong> &#149; \TAN-juh-reen\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : any of various mandarin oranges that have usually deep orange skin and pulp; ...
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