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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 June 10, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>mutatis mutandis</strong> &#149; \myoo-TAH-tis-myoo-TAHN-dis\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
1 : with the necessary changes having been made 2 : with ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 09, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>uncouth</strong> &#149; \un-KOOTH\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : strange or clumsy in shape or appearance <strong>:</strong> outlandish 2 : lacking ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 08, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>reciprocate</strong> &#149; \rih-SIP-ruh-kayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to move backward and forward alternately 2 : to give and take mutually ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 07, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>secular</strong> &#149; \SEK-yuh-ler\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : of or relating to the worldly or temporal b : not overtly or specifically religious ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 06, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>banshee</strong> &#149; \BAN-shee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a female spirit in Gaelic folklore whose appearance or wailing warns a family that one of ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 05, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>pomaceous</strong> &#149; \poh-MAY-shus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : of or relating to apples 2 : resembling a pome <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 04, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>mumblety-peg</strong> &#149; \MUM-bul-tee-peg\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a game in which the players try to flip a knife from various positions so that ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 03, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>nictitate</strong> &#149; \NIK-tuh-tayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: wink <br />
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Timothy developed a tic in his ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 02, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>lambent</strong> &#149; \LAM-bunt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : playing lightly on or over a surface <strong>:</strong> flickering 2 : softly ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 01, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>iota</strong> &#149; \eye-OH-tuh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun&#8232;</em><br />
1 : the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet 2 : an infinitesimal amount <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 31, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>deleterious</strong> &#149; \del-uh-TEER-ee-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 30, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>enfant terrible</strong> &#149; \ahn-fahn-teh-REE-bluh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : a child whose inopportune remarks cause embarrassment b : a person ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 29, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>credulous</strong> &#149; \KREJ-uh-lus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : ready to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence 2 : proceeding ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 28, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>lexicographer</strong> &#149; \lek-suh-KAH-gruh-fer\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an author or editor of a dictionary <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 27, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bombard</strong> &#149; \bahm-BARD\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to attack especially with artillery or bombers 2 : to assail vigorously or persistently ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 26, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>prodigious</strong> &#149; \pruh-DIJ-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : resembling or befitting a prodigy <strong>:</strong> strange, unusual 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 25, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cryptography</strong> &#149; \krip-TAH-gruh-fee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code or cipher; <em>also</em> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 24, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>samara</strong> &#149; \SAM-uh-ruh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a dry indehiscent usually one-seeded winged fruit (as of an ash or elm tree) <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 23, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>assay</strong> &#149; \a-SAY\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : try, attempt 2 a : to analyze (as an ore) for one or more specific components b : to prove ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 22, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>clew</strong> &#149; \KLOO\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a ball of thread, yarn, or cord 2 : clue 3 a : a lower corner or only the after corner of ...
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