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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 October 16, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>eddy</strong> &#149; \EDD-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : a current of water or air running contrary to the main current; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 15, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>zeroth</strong> &#149; \ZEE-rohth\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: being numbered zero in a series; <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> of, relating to, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 14, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>boustrophedon</strong> &#149; \boo-struh-FEE-dahn\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the writing of alternate lines in opposite directions (as from left to ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 13, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>erstwhile</strong> &#149; \ERST-wile\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
: in the past <strong>:</strong> formerly <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 12, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>gimcrack</strong> &#149; \JIM-krak\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a showy object of little use or value <strong>:</strong> <br /><br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 11, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>abrasive</strong> &#149; \uh-BRAY-siv\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : tending to wear away by rubbing 2 : causing irritation <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 10, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>supersede</strong> &#149; \soo-per-SEED\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to cause to be set aside 2 : to take the place or position of 3 : to ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 09, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tendentious</strong> &#149; \ten-DEN-shus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: marked by a tendency in favor of a particular point of view <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 08, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>foliage</strong> &#149; \FOH-lee-ij\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a representation of leaves, flowers, and branches for architectural ornamentation ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 07, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>untoward</strong> &#149; \un-TOH-erd\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : difficult to guide, manage, or work with <strong>:</strong> unruly, intractable ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 06, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>kismet</strong> &#149; \KIZZ-met\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: fate <br />
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Penelope and Richard believed ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 05, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sigmoid</strong> &#149; \SIG-moyd\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : curved like the letter C b : curved in two directions like the letter S 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 04, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>dorsal</strong> &#149; \DOR-sul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: relating to or situated near or on the back especially of an animal or of one of its ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 03, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>caucus</strong> &#149; \KAW-kus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 02, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>amok</strong> &#149; \uh-MUK\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
1 : in a murderously frenzied state 2 a : in a violently raging manner b : in an undisciplined, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 01, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tittup</strong> &#149; \TITT-up\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to move in a lively manner often with an exaggerated or affected action <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 30, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>raconteur</strong> &#149; \ra-kahn-TER\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a person who excels in telling anecdotes <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 29, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>parlay</strong> &#149; \PAHR-lay\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to bet in a parlay 2 a : to exploit successfully b : to increase or otherwise transform ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 28, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>eternize</strong> &#149; \ih-TER-nyze\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 a : to make eternal b : to prolong indefinitely 2 : <br /><br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 27, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>rectilinear</strong> &#149; \rek-tuh-LINN-ee-er\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : moving in or forming a straight line *2 : characterized by ...
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