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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 July 09, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>struthious</strong> &#149; \STROO-thee-us\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: of or relating to the ostriches and related birds <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 08, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>congeries</strong> &#149; \KAHN-juh-reez\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: aggregation, collection <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 07, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>infra dig</strong> &#149; \IN-fruh-DIG\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: being beneath one's dignity <strong>:</strong> undignified <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 06, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>peloton</strong> &#149; \pel-uh-TAHN\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: the main body of riders in a bicycle race <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 05, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>ponderous</strong> &#149; \PAHN-duh-rus\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : of very great weight *2 : unwieldy or clumsy because of weight and size ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 04, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>cadence</strong> &#149; \KAY-dunss\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : a rhythmic sequence or flow of sounds (as in language) 2 : a musical chord sequence ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 03, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Antaean</strong> &#149; \an-TEE-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 : mammoth *2 : having superhuman strength <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 02, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>nescience</strong> &#149; \NESH-ee-unss\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: lack of knowledge or awareness <strong>:</strong> ignorance <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 01, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>advert</strong> &#149; \ad-VERT\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to turn the mind or attention *2 : to call attention in the course of speaking or writing ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 30, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>Wellerism</strong> &#149; \WELL-uh-riz-um\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: an expression of comparison comprising a usually well-known quotation followed by ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 29, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>chary</strong> &#149; \CHAIR-ee\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
1 a : discreetly cautious: as* b : hesitant and vigilant about dangers and risks c : slow ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 28, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>sepulchre</strong> &#149; \SEP-ul-ker\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
*1 : a place of burial <strong>:</strong> tomb 2 : a receptacle for religious relics ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 27, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>circadian</strong> &#149; \ser-KAY-dee-un\&nbsp; &#149; <em>adjective</em><br />
: being, having, characterized by, or occurring in approximately 24-hour periods ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 26, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>gasconade</strong> &#149; \gas-kuh-NAYD\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: bravado or exaggerated boasting <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 25, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>scuttlebutt</strong> &#149; \SKUTT-ul-butt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: rumor, gossip <br />
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 24, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>winkle</strong> &#149; \WINK-ul\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
*1 <em>chiefly British</em> : to displace, remove, or evict from a position -- usually used ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 23, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>chatelaine</strong> &#149; \SHAT-uh-layn\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
1 a : the wife of a castellan <strong>:</strong> the mistress of a ch&#226;teau* b : ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 22, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>abdicate</strong> &#149; \AB-dih-kayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
*1 : to cast off <strong>:</strong> discard 2 : to relinquish (as sovereign power) ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 21, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>macerate</strong> &#149; \MASS-uh-rayt\&nbsp; &#149; <em>verb</em><br />
1 : to cause to waste away by or as if by excessive fasting *2 : to cause to become ...
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<p><strong><font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 20, 2010 is:</font></strong></p>
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<strong>compadre</strong> &#149; \kum-PAH-dray\&nbsp; &#149; <em>noun</em><br />
: a close friend <strong>:</strong> buddy <br />
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