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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 March 13, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>acronym</strong> &#149; \AK-ruh-nim\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a word formed from the beginning letter or letters of each or most of the parts of a compound ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 12, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sub rosa</strong> &#149; \sub-ROH-zuh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
: in confidence <strong>:</strong> secretly <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 11, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>will-o'-the-wisp</strong> &#149; \will-uh-thuh-WISP\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a light that appears at night over marshy ground *2 : a misleading ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 10, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>petard</strong> &#149; \puh-TAHRD\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a case containing an explosive to break down a door or gate or breach a wall *2 : ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 09, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>eclectic</strong> &#149; \ih-KLEK-tik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles *2 ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 08, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>lave</strong> &#149; \LAYV\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 a : wash, bathe* b : to flow along or against 2 : pour <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 07, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>exponent</strong> &#149; \ik-SPOH-nunt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a symbol written above and to the right of a mathematical expression to indicate ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 06, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>zaftig</strong> &#149; \ZAHF-tig\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: having a full rounded figure <strong>:</strong> pleasingly plump <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 05, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>journeyman</strong> &#149; \JER-nee-mun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a worker who has learned a trade and works for another person *2 : an experienced ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 04, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>licit</strong> &#149; \LISS-it\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: conforming to the requirements of the law <strong>:</strong> not forbidden by law <b>:</b> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 03, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>transmogrify</strong> &#149; \transs-MAH-gruh-fye\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect <br ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 02, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>didactic</strong> &#149; \dye-DAK-tik\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : designed or intended to teach* b : intended to convey instruction and information ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 01, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>asterisk</strong> &#149; \ASS-tuh-risk\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the character * used in printing or writing as a reference mark, as an indication of ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 28, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>waggish</strong> &#149; \WAG-ish\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
*1 : resembling or characteristic of a wag <strong>:</strong> displaying good-humored ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 27, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>apex</strong> &#149; \AY-peks\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the highest point <strong>:</strong> peak <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 26, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>thew</strong> &#149; \THOO\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : muscular power or development b : strength, vitality *2 : muscle, sinew -- usually used ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 25, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>proscribe</strong> &#149; \proh-SCRYBE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : outlaw *2 : to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 24, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>abrupt</strong> &#149; \uh-BRUPT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : characterized by or involving action or change without preparation or warning ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 23, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>logomachy</strong> &#149; \loh-GAH-muh-kee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a dispute over or about words *2 : a controversy marked by verbiage ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 22, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>thaumaturgy</strong> &#149; \THAW-muh-ter-jee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the performance of miracles; specifically <strong>:</strong> magic <br />
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