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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 August 03, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>fester</strong> &#149; \FESS-ter\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to generate pus 2 : putrefy, rot 3 *a : to cause increasing poisoning, irritation, ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 02, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>vicarious</strong> &#149; \vye-KAIR-ee-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : done or suffered for the benefit of someone else *2 : sharing in someone ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 01, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>eisteddfod</strong> &#149; \eye-STETH-vawd\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a usually Welsh competitive festival of the arts especially in poetry and singing ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 31, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sirenian</strong> &#149; \sye-REE-nee-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: any of an order (Sirenia) of aquatic herbivorous mammals (as a manatee, dugong, or ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 30, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>inchoate</strong> &#149; \in-KOH-ut\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: being only partly in existence or operation; <em>especially</em> <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 29, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>adjure</strong> &#149; \uh-JOOR\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to command solemnly under or as if under oath or penalty of a curse *2 : to urge or ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 28, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>friable</strong> &#149; \FRYE-uh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: easily crumbled or pulverized <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 27, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Hobson's choice</strong> &#149; \HAHB-sunz-choyss\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : an apparently free choice when there is no real alternative 2 : ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 26, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>parlay</strong> &#149; \PAHR-lay\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to bet in a parlay 2 a : to exploit successfully* b : to increase or otherwise transform ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 25, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>poetaster</strong> &#149; \POH-uh-tass-ter\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an inferior poet <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 24, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>tactile</strong> &#149; \TAK-tul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : perceptible by touch *2 : of, relating to, or being the sense of touch <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 23, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>garner</strong> &#149; \GAHR-ner\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 a : to gather into storage b : to deposit as if in a granary 2 *a : to acquire by effort <strong>:</strong> ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 22, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>inenarrable</strong> &#149; \in-ih-NAIR-uh-bul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: incapable of being narrated <strong>:</strong> indescribable <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 21, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>declivity</strong> &#149; \di-KLIV-uh-tee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : downward inclination *2 : a descending slope <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 20, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>conn</strong> &#149; \KAHN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
: to conduct or direct the steering of (as a ship) <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 19, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Barmecidal</strong> &#149; \bahr-muh-SYE-dul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: providing only the illusion of abundance <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 18, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>agita</strong> &#149; \AJ-uh-tuh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a feeling of agitation or anxiety <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 17, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>burgle</strong> &#149; \BER-gul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
*1 : to break into and steal from 2 : to commit burglary against <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 16, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>bandbox</strong> &#149; \BAND-bahks\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 : a usually cylindrical box of cardboard or thin wood for holding light articles of attire ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 15, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ab initio</strong> &#149; \ab-ih-NISH-ee-oh\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adverb</em><br />
: from the beginning <br />
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