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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 January 10, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>issuable</strong> &#149; \ISH-oo-uh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : open to contest, debate, or litigation 2 : authorized for issue 3 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 09, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>rapscallion</strong> &#149; \rap-SKAL-yun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: rascal, ne&#146;er-do-well <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 08, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>woebegone</strong> &#149; \WOH-bih-gahn\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : strongly afflicted with woe <strong>:</strong> woeful 2 : exhibiting ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 07, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>dander</strong> &#149; \DAN-der\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : dandruff; specifically <strong>:</strong> minute scales from hair, feathers, or skin ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 06, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>aureate</strong> &#149; \OR-ee-ut\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : of a golden color or brilliance 2 : marked by grandiloquent and rhetorical ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 05, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>proselytize</strong> &#149; \PRAH-suh-luh-tyze\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to induce someone to convert to one's faith 2 : to recruit someone ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 04, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>netroots</strong> &#149; \NET-roots\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the grassroots political activists who communicate via the Internet especially by blogs ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 03, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>concrete</strong> &#149; \kahn-KREET\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : naming a real thing or class of things 2 : formed by coalition of particles ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 02, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>flummox</strong> &#149; \FLUM-uks\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: confuse <br />
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Ruth was <em>flummoxed</em> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 01, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>grandee</strong> &#149; \grand-DEE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a man of elevated rank or station <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 31, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>meld</strong> &#149; \MELD\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: merge, blend <br />
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Simmer the sauce until the flavors ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 30, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>mahatma</strong> &#149; \muh-HAHT-muh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a person to be revered for high-mindedness, wisdom, and selflessness 2 : a ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 29, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>plummy</strong> &#149; \PLUMM-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : full of plums b : choice, desirable 2 a : having a plum color b : rich and mellow ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 28, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>galumph</strong> &#149; \guh-LUMF\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to move with a clumsy heavy tread <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 27, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>funambulism</strong> &#149; \fyoo-NAM-buh-liz-um\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : tightrope walking 2 : a show especially of mental agility <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 26, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>embarrass</strong> &#149; \im-BAIR-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to confuse or disconcert 2 : to involve in financial difficulties 3 : ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 25, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>nosegay</strong> &#149; \NOHZ-gay\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a small bunch of flowers <br />
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The young ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 24, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>invincible</strong> &#149; \in-VIN-suh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: incapable of being conquered, overcome, or subdued <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 23, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>supererogation</strong> &#149; \soo-per-air-uh-GAY-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the act of performing more than is required by duty, obligation, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 22, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>numinous</strong> &#149; \NOO-muh-nus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : supernatural, mysterious 2 : filled with a sense of the presence of divinity ...
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