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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 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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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 26, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>phatic</strong> &#149; \FATT-ik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of, relating to, or being speech used for social or emotive purposes rather than for ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 25, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>flippant</strong> &#149; \FLIP-unt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: lacking proper respect or seriousness <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 24, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>demeanor</strong> &#149; \dih-MEE-ner\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: behavior toward others <strong>:</strong> outward manner <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 23, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>reminisce</strong> &#149; \rem-uh-NISS\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to indulge in the process or practice of thinking or telling about past experiences ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 22, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>permeable</strong> &#149; \PER-mee-uh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: capable of being permeated <strong>:</strong> penetrable; <em>especially</em> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 21, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>caravansary</strong> &#149; \kair-uh-VAN-suh-ree\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : an inn surrounding a court in eastern countries where caravans rest ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 20, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>plaintive</strong> &#149; \PLAYN-tiv\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: expressive of suffering or woe <strong>:</strong> melancholy <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 19, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>fret</strong> &#149; \FRET\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to eat or gnaw into <strong>:</strong> wear, corrode; <em>also</em> <b>:</b> fray 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 18, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>scintillate</strong> &#149; \SIN-tuh-layt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to emit sparks <strong>:</strong> spark 2 : to emit quick flashes as ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 17, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>farrago</strong> &#149; \fuh-RAH-goh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a confused mixture <strong>:</strong> hodgepodge <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 16, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>jejune</strong> &#149; \jih-JOON\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : lacking nutritive value 2 : devoid of significance or interest <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 15, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>antecessor</strong> &#149; \an-tih-SESS-er\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: one that goes before <br />
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