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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 April 02, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ruthless</strong> &#149; \ROOTH-lus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: having no pity <strong>:</strong> merciless, cruel <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 01, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>puerile</strong> &#149; \PYUR-ul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : juvenile *2 : childish, silly <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 31, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>reprobate</strong> &#149; \REP-ruh-bayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a person foreordained to damnation *2 : a depraved person <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 30, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>chevron</strong> &#149; \SHEV-run\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : a figure, pattern, or object having the shape of a V or an inverted V: as b : a heraldic ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 29, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>uxorial</strong> &#149; \uk-SOR-ee-ul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a wife <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 28, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>pullulate</strong> &#149; \PUL-yuh-layt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 a : germinate, sprout b : to breed or produce freely *2 : swarm, teem <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 27, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>esemplastic</strong> &#149; \es-em-PLAS-tik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: shaping or having the power to shape disparate things into a unified whole ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 26, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>shibboleth</strong> &#149; \SHIB-uh-luth\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : catchword, slogan *2 : a widely held belief or truism 3 : a custom or ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 25, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>nefarious</strong> &#149; \nih-FAIR-ee-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: flagrantly wicked or impious <strong>:</strong> evil <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 24, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hummock</strong> &#149; \HUM-uk\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : a rounded knoll or hillock 2 : a ridge of ice 3 : a fertile area in the southern ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 23, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>copacetic</strong> &#149; \koh-puh-SET-ik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: very satisfactory <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 22, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>forte</strong> &#149; \FORT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: something in which one excels <strong>:</strong> one's strong point <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 21, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>obfuscate</strong> &#149; \AHB-fuh-skayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 a : darken* b : to make obscure 2 : confuse 3 : to be evasive, unclear, or ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 20, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>verdure</strong> &#149; \VER-jer\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : the greenness of growing vegetation; <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> such vegetation ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 19, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>wanderlust</strong> &#149; \WAHN-der-lust\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: strong longing for or impulse towards wandering <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 18, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>magniloquent</strong> &#149; \mag-NIL-uh-kwunt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: speaking in or characterized by a high-flown often bombastic style or manner ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 17, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>glower</strong> &#149; \GLOW-er (the OW is as in &quot;cow&quot;)\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to look or stare with sullen annoyance or anger <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 16, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>archetype</strong> &#149; \AHR-kih-type\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 15, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>haywire</strong> &#149; \HAY-wyre\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb or adjective</em><br />
*1 : being out of order or having gone wrong 2 : emotionally or mentally ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 14, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>postulate</strong> &#149; \PAHSS-chuh-layt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : demand, claim 2 a : to assume or claim as true, existent, or necessary* b ...
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