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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 27, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>soi-disant</strong> &#149; \swah-dee-ZAHNG (the NG is not pronounced, but the vowel is nasalized)\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: self-proclaimed, so-called ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 26, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>spilth</strong> &#149; \SPILTH\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : the act or an instance of spilling 2 *a : something spilled b : refuse, rubbish <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 25, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>repartee</strong> &#149; \rep-er-TEE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : a quick and witty reply* b : a succession or interchange of clever retorts <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 24, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hale</strong> &#149; \HAIL\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: free from defect, disease, or infirmity <strong>:</strong> sound; <em>also</em> <b>:</b> retaining ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 23, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>collogue</strong> &#149; \kuh-LOHG\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : intrigue, conspire *2 : to talk privately <strong>:</strong> confer <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 22, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>alacrity</strong> &#149; \uh-LAK-ruh-tee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: promptness in response <strong>:</strong> cheerful readiness <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 21, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>hawthorn</strong> &#149; \HAW-thorn\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: any of a genus (Crataegus) of spring-flowering spiny shrubs or small trees of the rose ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 20, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tousle</strong> &#149; \TOW-zul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: dishevel, rumple <br />
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Vic stood in front ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 19, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>frowsy</strong> &#149; \FROW-zee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : musty, stale *2 : having a slovenly or uncared-for appearance <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 18, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>paean</strong> &#149; \PEE-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a joyous song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving, or triumph *2 : a work that ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 17, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>omnium-gatherum</strong> &#149; \ahm-nee-um-GA-thuh-rum\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a miscellaneous collection (as of things or persons) <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 16, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cap-a-pie</strong> &#149; \kap-uh-PEE\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
: from head to foot <br />
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Katie&#146;s ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 15, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>scour</strong> &#149; \SKOW-er\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to move about quickly especially in search *2 : to go through or range over in or as ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 14, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>vulnerable</strong> &#149; \VUL-nuh-ruh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : capable of being physically or emotionally wounded *2 : open to attack ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 13, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cordial</strong> &#149; \KOR-jul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate 2 a : sincerely or deeply felt* b : warmly ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 12, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>frog-march</strong> &#149; \FROG-march\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to seize from behind roughly and forcefully propel forward <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 11, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bravado</strong> &#149; \bruh-VAH-doh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : blustering swaggering conduct b : a pretense of bravery *2 : the quality or ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 10, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tatterdemalion</strong> &#149; \tatt-er-dih-MAIL-yun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : ragged or disreputable in appearance *2 : being in a decayed ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 09, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>waif</strong> &#149; \WAYF\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : a piece of property found (as washed up by the sea) but unclaimedb <em>plural</em> : stolen ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 08, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>inkling</strong> &#149; \INK-ling\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a slight indication or suggestion <strong>:</strong> hint, clue *2 : a slight knowledge ...
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