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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 February 08, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>plaguey</strong> &#149; \PLAY-ghee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: causing irritation or annoyance <strong>:</strong> troublesome <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 07, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>interminable</strong> &#149; \in-TER-muh-nuh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: having or seeming to have no end; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 06, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tutelage</strong> &#149; \TOO-tuh-lij\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : an act of guarding or protecting 2 : the state of being under a guardian or ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 05, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>earwig</strong> &#149; \EER-wig\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to annoy or attempt to influence by private talk <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 04, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>salvo</strong> &#149; \SAL-voh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a simultaneous discharge of guns or bombs 2 a : a sudden burst b : a spirited attack ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 03, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ragtag</strong> &#149; \RAG-tag\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : ragged, unkempt 2 : composed of diverse often incongruous elements <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 02, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>linchpin</strong> &#149; \LINCH-pin\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a locking pin inserted crosswise (as through the end of an axle or shaft) 2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 01, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>lucid</strong> &#149; \LOO-sid\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : suffused with light <strong>:</strong> luminous b : translucent 2 : having full ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 31, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hoodlum</strong> &#149; \HOOD-lum\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : thug; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> a violent criminal 2 : a young ruffian ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 30, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>urbane</strong> &#149; \er-BAYN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adj</em><br />
: notably polite or polished in manner <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 29, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>euphoria</strong> &#149; \yoo-FOR-ee-uh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a feeling of well-being or elation <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 28, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tog</strong> &#149; \TAHG\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to dress especially in fine clothing -- usually used with <em>up</em> or <em>out</em> <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 27, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>censure</strong> &#149; \SEN-sher\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to find fault with and criticize as blameworthy <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 26, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bathetic</strong> &#149; \buh-THET-ik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: characterized by triteness or sentimentalism <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 25, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>lobscouse</strong> &#149; \LAHB-skouss\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a sailor's dish of stewed or baked meat with vegetables and <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 24, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>telegenic</strong> &#149; \tel-uh-JEN-ik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: well-suited to the medium of television; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 23, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>adversary</strong> &#149; \AD-ver-sair-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: one that contends with, opposes, or resists <strong>:</strong> enemy <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 22, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>imbue</strong> &#149; \im-BYOO\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to tinge or dye deeply 2 : endow <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 21, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cavalier</strong> &#149; \kav-uh-LEER\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : 2 : marked by or given to offhand and often disdainful dismissal of important ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 20, 2011 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ninja</strong> &#149; \NIN-juh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a person trained in ancient Japanese martial arts and employed especially for espionage and ...
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