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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 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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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 31, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sirenian</strong> &#149; \sye-REE-nee-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: any of an order (Sirenia) of aquatic herbivorous mammals (as a manatee, dugong, or ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 30, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>inchoate</strong> &#149; \in-KOH-ut\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: being only partly in existence or operation; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 29, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>adjure</strong> &#149; \uh-JOOR\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to command solemnly under or as if under oath or penalty of a curse *2 : to urge or ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 28, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>friable</strong> &#149; \FRYE-uh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: easily crumbled or pulverized <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 27, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Hobson's choice</strong> &#149; \HAHB-sunz-choyss\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : an apparently free choice when there is no real alternative 2 : ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 26, 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 July 25, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>poetaster</strong> &#149; \POH-uh-tass-ter\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an inferior poet <br />
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