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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 August 20, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>jovial</strong> &#149; \JOH-vee-ul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : of or relating to Jove *2 : markedly good-humored especially as evidenced ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 19, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>embellish</strong> &#149; \im-BELL-ish\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to make beautiful with ornamentation <strong>:</strong> decorate *2 : to heighten ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 18, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>insouciance</strong> &#149; \in-SOO-see-unss\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: lighthearted unconcern <strong>:</strong> nonchalance <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 17, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ponzu</strong> &#149; \PAHN-zoo\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a tangy sauce made with citrus juice, rice wine vinegar, and soy sauce and used especially ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 16, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>liminal</strong> &#149; \LIM-uh-nul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : of or relating to a sensory threshold 2 : barely perceptible *3 : of, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 15, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>moil</strong> &#149; \MOYL\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
*1 : to work hard <strong>:</strong> drudge 2 : to be in continuous agitation <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 14, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>predilection</strong> &#149; \pred-uh-LEK-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an established preference for something <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 13, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>advise</strong> &#149; \ud-VYZE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
*1 : to give advice to <strong>:</strong> counsel 2 : inform, notify 3 : consult, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 12, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>dog days</strong> &#149; \DAWG-DAYZ\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 11, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>stolid</strong> &#149; \STAH-lid\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: having or expressing little or no sensibility <strong>:</strong> unemotional <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 10, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>wildcatter</strong> &#149; \WYLDE-katt-er\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : one that drills wells in the hope of finding oil in territory not known to be ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 09, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>flotilla</strong> &#149; \floh-TILL-uh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : a fleet of ships or boats; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> a navy organizational ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 08, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>eminently</strong> &#149; \EM-uh-nunt-lee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
: to a high degree <strong>:</strong> very <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 07, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>twee</strong> &#149; \TWEE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: affectedly or excessively dainty, delicate, cute, or quaint <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 06, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>eighty-six</strong> &#149; \ay-tee-SIKS\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb, slang</em><br />
: to refuse to serve (a customer); <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> to get rid ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 05, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>colloquy</strong> &#149; \KAH-luh-kwee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : conversation, dialogue *2 : a high-level serious discussion <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 04, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>zwieback</strong> &#149; \SWEE-back\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a usually sweetened bread enriched with eggs that is baked and then sliced and toasted ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 03, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>fester</strong> &#149; \FESS-ter\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to generate pus 2 : putrefy, rot 3 *a : to cause increasing poisoning, irritation, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 02, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>vicarious</strong> &#149; \vye-KAIR-ee-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : done or suffered for the benefit of someone else *2 : sharing in someone ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 01, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>eisteddfod</strong> &#149; \eye-STETH-vawd\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a usually Welsh competitive festival of the arts especially in poetry and singing ...
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