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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 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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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 24, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tactile</strong> &#149; \TAK-tul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : perceptible by touch *2 : of, relating to, or being the sense of touch <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 23, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>garner</strong> &#149; \GAHR-ner\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 a : to gather into storage b : to deposit as if in a granary 2 *a : to acquire by effort <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 22, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>inenarrable</strong> &#149; \in-ih-NAIR-uh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: incapable of being narrated <strong>:</strong> indescribable <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 21, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>declivity</strong> &#149; \di-KLIV-uh-tee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : downward inclination *2 : a descending slope <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 20, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>conn</strong> &#149; \KAHN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to conduct or direct the steering of (as a ship) <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 19, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Barmecidal</strong> &#149; \bahr-muh-SYE-dul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: providing only the illusion of abundance <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 18, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>agita</strong> &#149; \AJ-uh-tuh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a feeling of agitation or anxiety <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 17, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>burgle</strong> &#149; \BER-gul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
*1 : to break into and steal from 2 : to commit burglary against <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 16, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bandbox</strong> &#149; \BAND-bahks\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a usually cylindrical box of cardboard or thin wood for holding light articles of attire ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 15, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ab initio</strong> &#149; \ab-ih-NISH-ee-oh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
: from the beginning <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 14, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>prolegomenon</strong> &#149; \proh-lih-GAH-muh-nahn\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: prefatory remarks; <em>specifically</em> <strong>:</strong> a formal essay ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 13, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>autochthonous</strong> &#149; \aw-TAHK-thuh-nus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : indigenous, native *2 : formed or originating in the place where ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 12, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>stand pat</strong> &#149; \STAND-PAT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to play one's hand as dealt in draw poker without drawing *2 : to oppose or resist ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 11, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>perfidious</strong> &#149; \per-FID-ee-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of, relating to, or characterized by faithlessness or disloyalty <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 10, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sinew</strong> &#149; \SIN-yoo\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : tendon; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> one dressed for use as a cord or thread 2 ...
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