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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 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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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 14, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>countermand</strong> &#149; \KOUNT-er-mand\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to revoke (a command) by a contrary order 2 : to recall or order back ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 13, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>flounder</strong> &#149; \FLOUN-der\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to struggle to move or obtain footing <strong>:</strong> thrash about wildly 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 12, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>mayhap</strong> &#149; \MAY-hap\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
: perhaps <br />
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&quot;Mayhap this ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 11, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>debacle</strong> &#149; \dee-BAH-kul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river 2 : a violent disruption (as of an ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 10, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>synchronicity</strong> &#149; \sing-kruh-NISS-uh-tee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the quality or fact of being simultaneous 2 : the coincidental ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 09, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>auxiliary</strong> &#149; \awg-ZILL-yuh-ree\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : offering or providing help b : functioning in a subsidiary capacity ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 08, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>zenith</strong> &#149; \ZEE-nith\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the point of the celestial sphere that is directly opposite the and vertically above ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 07, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>laconic</strong> &#149; \luh-KAH-nik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: using or involving the use of a minimum of words <strong>:</strong> concise to ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 06, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>paranymph</strong> &#149; \PAIR-uh-nimf\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a friend going with a bridegroom to fetch home the bride in ancient Greece; ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 05, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Sisyphean</strong> &#149; \sis-uh-FEE-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of, relating to, or suggestive of the labors of Sisyphus; specifically <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 04, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bona fides</strong> &#149; \boh-nuh-FYE-deez\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : good faith <strong>:</strong> sincerity 2 : evidence of one's good ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 03, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>clitic</strong> &#149; \KLIT-ik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a word that is treated in pronunciation as forming a part of a neighboring word and that ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 02, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>vulpine</strong> &#149; \VUL-pine\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : of, relating to, or resembling a fox *2 : foxy, crafty <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 01, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hector</strong> &#149; \HEK-ter\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to play the bully <strong>:</strong> swagger *2 : to intimidate or harass by bluster ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 31, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>dram</strong> &#149; \DRAM\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a unit of avoirdupois weight equal to 1/16 ounce 2 : a unit of apothecaries' weight equal ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 30, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>flat-hat</strong> &#149; \FLAT-hat\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to fly low in an airplane in a reckless manner <strong>:</strong> hedgehop <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 29, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>quorum</strong> &#149; \KWOR-um\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a select group *2 : the number (as a majority) of officers or members of a body that ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 28, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>veridical</strong> &#149; \vuh-RID-ih-kul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
*1 : truthful, veracious 2 : not illusory <strong>:</strong> genuine <br ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 27, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>regale</strong> &#149; \rih-GAIL\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to entertain sumptuously <strong>:</strong> to feast with delicacies *2 : to give ...
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