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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 June 11, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>argy-bargy</strong> &#149; \ahr-jee-BAHR-jee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a lively discussion <b>:</b> argument, dispute <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 10, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ambuscade</strong> &#149; \AM-buh-skayd\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a trap in which concealed persons lie in wait to attack by surprise; <em>also</em> <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 09, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>delegate</strong> &#149; \DEL-uh-gayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
*1 : to entrust to another 2 : to appoint as one's representative 3 : to assign ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 08, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>obstreperous</strong> &#149; \ub-STREP-uh-rus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness <strong>:</strong> clamorous ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 07, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>balletomane</strong> &#149; \ba-LET-uh-mayn\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a devotee of ballet <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 06, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>olla podrida</strong> &#149; \ah-luh-puh-DREE-duh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a rich seasoned stew of slowly simmered meat and vegetables that is a ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 05, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ferret</strong> &#149; \FAIR-ut\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to hunt game with ferrets 2 : to drive out of a hiding place *3 : to find and bring ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 04, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Gretna Green</strong> &#149; \gret-nuh-GREEN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a place where many eloping couples are married <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 03, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>apotheosis</strong> &#149; \uh-pah-thee-OH-sis\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : elevation to divine status <strong>:</strong> deification 2 : the perfect ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 02, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>nidifugous</strong> &#149; \nye-DIFF-yuh-gus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: leaving the nest soon after hatching <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 01, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>brainiac</strong> &#149; \BRAY-nee-ak\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a very intelligent person <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 31, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>callithump</strong> &#149; \KAL-uh-thump\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a noisy boisterous band or parade <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 30, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>qui vive</strong> &#149; \kee-VEEV\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: alert, lookout <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 29, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>disaster</strong> &#149; \dih-ZAS-ter\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction; <em>broadly</em> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 28, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>juxtapose</strong> &#149; \JUK-stuh-pohz\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to place side by side <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 27, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>vibrissa</strong> &#149; \vye-BRISS-uh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : one of the stiff hairs that are located especially about the nostrils or on other ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 26, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>whilom</strong> &#149; \WYE-lum\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: former <br />
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&quot;His fatal miscalculation, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 25, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>foppery</strong> &#149; \FAH-puh-ree\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : foolish character or action <strong>:</strong> folly 2 : the behavior or dress ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 24, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>luscious</strong> &#149; \LUSH-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
*1 : having a delicious sweet taste or smell 2 : sexually attractive 3 a : richly ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 23, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>defalcation</strong> &#149; \dee-fal-KAY-shun\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : the act or an instance of embezzling 2 : a failure to meet a promise ...
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