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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 28, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>amanuensis</strong> &#149; \uh-man-yuh-WEN-sis\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: one employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 27, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hyperborean</strong> &#149; \hye-per-BOR-ee-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : of or relating to an extreme northern region <strong>:</strong> frozen ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 26, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>mosque</strong> &#149; \MAHSK\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a building used for public worship by Muslims <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 25, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>pigeon-livered</strong> &#149; \PIJ-un-liv-erd\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: gentle, mild <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 24, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>vituperate</strong> &#149; \vye-TOO-puh-rayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to abuse or censure severely or abusively 2 : to use harsh condemnatory ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 23, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>shaggy-dog</strong> &#149; \shag-ee-DAWG\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of, relating to, or being a long-drawn-out circumstantial story concerning an ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 22, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>refection</strong> &#149; \rih-FEK-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : refreshment of mind, spirit, or body; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> nourishment ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 21, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>decry</strong> &#149; \dih-KRY\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to depreciate (as a coin) officially or publicly 2 : to express strong disapproval of ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 20, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ritzy</strong> &#149; \RIT-see\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : being, characteristic of, or befitting a snob <strong>:</strong> snobbish 2 : impressively ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 19, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>reprehensible</strong> &#149; \rep-rih-HEN-suh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: worthy of or deserving blame or condemnation <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 18, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>temporize</strong> &#149; \TEM-puh-ryze\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to act to suit the time or occasion <strong>:</strong> yield to current or dominant ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 17, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>forebear</strong> &#149; \FOR-bair\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: ancestor, forefather; <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> precursor <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 16, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>efficacious</strong> &#149; \ef-uh-KAY-shus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: having the power to produce a desired effect <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 15, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>absinthe</strong> &#149; \AB-sinth\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a green liqueur which is flavored with wormwood, anise, and other aromatic herbs and commercial ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 14, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>paste</strong> &#149; \PAIST\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to strike hard at 2 : to beat or defeat soundly <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 13, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>rou&#233;</strong> &#149; \roo-AY\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure <strong>:</strong> rake <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 12, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>genteel</strong> &#149; \jen-TEEL\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : of or relating to the gentry or upper class b : elegant or graceful in manner, appearance, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 11, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Cassandra</strong> &#149; \kuh-SAN-druh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a daughter of Priam endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 10, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>mutatis mutandis</strong> &#149; \myoo-TAH-tis-myoo-TAHN-dis\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
1 : with the necessary changes having been made 2 : with ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 09, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>uncouth</strong> &#149; \un-KOOTH\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : strange or clumsy in shape or appearance <strong>:</strong> outlandish 2 : lacking ...
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