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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 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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After ...
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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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Mary's ...
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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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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 21, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ekphrasis</strong> &#149; \EK-fruh-sis\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 20, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>exemplary</strong> &#149; \ig-ZEM-pluh-ree\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : deserving imitation especially because of excellence <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 19, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>welter</strong> &#149; \WEL-ter\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : writhe, toss; <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> wallow 2 : to become deeply sunk, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 18, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cohesive</strong> &#149; \koh-HEE-siv\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: exhibiting or producing a condition in which people or things are closely united ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 17, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>philately</strong> &#149; \fuh-LAT-uh-lee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the collection and study of postage and imprinted stamps <strong>:</strong> stamp ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 16, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>vermicular</strong> &#149; \ver-MIK-yuh-ler\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : resembling a worm in form or motion 2 : of, relating to, or caused ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 15, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>quincunx</strong> &#149; \KWIN-kunks\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and ...
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