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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 1, 2024 is: inveterate • \in-VET-uh-rut\ • adjective Inveterate is a formal word used to describe someone who is always or often doing something specified. For instance, a person could be an inveterate liar, or inveterate prankster. Inveterate can also mean "firmly established by long persistence," as in …
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 29, 2024 is: demean • \dih-MEEN\ • verb To demean someone or something is to cause that person or thing to seem less important or worthy of respect. // By refusing to condemn the unlawful actions of her supporters, the governor demeaned the office she was elected to hold. See the entry > Examples: “Bal…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 28, 2024 is: jeopardy • \JEP-er-dee\ • noun Jeopardy is defined as "exposure to or imminence of death, loss, or injury"; it is synonymous with danger. In legal contexts, jeopardy refers specifically to the danger that an accused person is subjected to when on trial for a criminal offense. // Rather tha…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 27, 2024 is: translucent • \trans-LOO-sunt\ • adjective Translucent describes something that is not completely clear or transparent but is clear enough to allow light to pass through. // They admired the translucent gemstones on the display at the museum. See the entry > Examples: "What you want to buy…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 26, 2024 is: retinue • \RET-uh-noo\ • noun A retinue is a group of helpers, supporters, or followers. // The venue relies on a retinue of workers to carry out large events. See the entry > Examples: "Royal Island, a swanky Caribbean oasis in The Bahamas, awaits its next king or queen and their lucky re…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 25, 2024 is: caterwaul • \KAT-er-wawl\ • verb To caterwaul is to make a very loud and unpleasant sound. Caterwaul can also mean “to protest or complain noisily.” // The woods were quiet until the sound of a chainsaw caterwauling in the distance broke the calm. // They continue to caterwaul about having…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 24, 2024 is: voracious • \vuh-RAY-shus\ • adjective Voracious describes someone who has a huge appetite. It can also be used figuratively to mean "excessively eager," as in "a voracious reader." // It seemed like the voracious kitten was eating her weight in food every day. // She has her voracious app…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 23, 2024 is: opprobrium • \uh-PROH-bree-um\ • noun Opprobrium refers to very strong disapproval or criticism of a person or thing especially by a large number of people. // They're going ahead with the plan despite public opprobrium. See the entry > Examples: "Caught up in a whirlwind of public opprobr…
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 22, 2024 is: haggard • \HAG-urd\ • adjective Someone described as haggard appears tired or thin especially as if because of hunger, worry, or pain. Haggard can also describe someone who looks wild or otherwise disheveled. // After a disastrous rafting trip, Robin emerged from the woods looking haggard …
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 21, 2024 is: lampoon • \lam-POON\ • verb To lampoon someone or something is to ridicule that person or thing, especially through the use of harsh satire. // The exhibit chronicles the long history of lampooning public figures in cartoons. See the entry > Examples: "'An exciting element of this to me wa…
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